Press release

Brussels – January 16th, 2018 --- Solvay inaugurates today its new energy-efficient gas turbine at its soda ash plant in Rosignano, Italy, securing the plant’s current production capacity and long-term competitiveness on local and export markets.

Rosignano’s site has improved its competitiveness in the last four years following a breakthrough cost saving program.

Through continuous improvements to enhance its competitiveness, Solvay is well positioned to answer customers’ needs, providing safety and quality of supply thanks to its global network of plants. Solvay is committed to remaining a reliable and competitive supplier of high-quality soda ash for its customers worldwide,” said Christophe Clemente, President of Solvay’s Global Business Unit Soda Ash & Derivatives.

Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers in diverse global end markets. Its products and solutions are used in planes, cars, smart and medical devices, batteries, in mineral and oil extraction, among many other applications promoting sustainability. Its lightweighting materials enhance cleaner mobility, its formulations optimize the use of resources and its performance chemicals improve air and water quality. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around 27,000 employees in 58 countries. Net sales were € 10.9 billion in 2016, with 90% from activities where Solvay ranks among the world’s top 3 leaders. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB.BB - Reuters: SOLB.BR) and in the United States its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a level-1 ADR program.

Solvay Soda Ash and Derivatives (SA&D) is a world leader in its sector, producing soda ash serving the glass, detergent and chemical markets and developing solutions based on sodium bicarbonate and trona serving the healthcare, food, animal feed, and flue gas cleaning markets. SA&D has 12 industrial sites worldwide, more than 3,300 employees and serves 90 countries.

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Cécile Fages

Solvay Soda Ash & Derivatives - Sustainability & Business Transformation Manager - Communication Director
Cécile Fages