Chemical production company Spolek pro Chemickou a Hutní Výrobu (SPOLCHEMIE) will launch new chlorine production facility in fall 2016, after two years of construction. New membrane electrolysis testing began in October 2016 and will continue until the facility’s launch. As ČIANEWS has previously informed, the total costs of the construction and launch of the new source and related infrastructure amount to almost CZK 1.9bn. The electrolyse is now safer, more energy saving and environment-friendly. The facility complies with European legislation on the utilisation of mercury in the production of chlorine and alkali lye.