An investment of £20 million (€23.3 million) is being made by Lenzing AG to build a new, state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant at its site in Grimsby/UK. The investment is part of the company’s plans to reduce wastewater emissions by 2022.
Once it has implemented this project, Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, will have biological wastewater treatment plants that meet the best available techniques (BAT) quality standard at all its production sites. The plant design, which will employ a new technology, is fully aligned with the UK regulator and supported by the local authorities.
This will be the largest investment since opening this lyocell site, which manufactures premium products for technical and innovative market segments, among other things. After modernizing the wastewater treatment plant at the company’s Purwakarta/Indonesia site, the construction of the new plant in Grimsby marks another big step toward reducing the company’s wastewater emissions 20% by 2022 (against a 2014 baseline).