Tata Chemical Europe is one of Europe’s leading producers of sodium carbonate, salt and sodium bicarbonate and other products.
In 2016 the energy team successfully built and commissioned a new 16MWe steam turbine for the plant. Manufactured in Germany by MAN the turbine has delivered a step change in overall plant efficiency which is now over 80%. Member of Parliament Weaver Vale Graham Evans officially opened the new turbine and declared it as proof that the area is the 'Gateway to the Northern Powerhouse'.
Not only does the combined heat and power plant support local manufacturing processes, it also exports electricity onto the local distribution network – enough to supply 200,000 homes.