Lanxess has significantly expanded storage capacity for its phosphoric acid ester plants at its Leverkusen site.
The specialty chemicals company has invested around €8 million into the facility, which is now six times larger than before. It now contains six 150 m3 tanks, giving a total volume of 900 m3. It replaces the previous, smaller tank farm, which had a capacity of 145 m3.
In addition to the tank facility the company has built a new unloading station to transfer raw materials from tankers. The new station has five bottom discharge arms and vapour recovery arms.
The new tank farm has been completed and is awaiting its official permit before starting operations, which is expected by the end of July.