Calgary, AB — Cancarb Ltd., Medicine Hat, Alta., a subsidiary of TransCanada Pipelines Limited of Calgary, is currently in the process of upgrading pelletizers and material handling equipment in some of the plant’s older production units at its Medicine Hat plant, according to research by Industrial Information Resources Inc. (IIR).
Later this year, Cancarb expects to begin construction of a major dust collection system that will be tied into an existing stack to reduce particulate emissions in compliance with local regulatory requirements.
The two original units in the plant were built in 1971, and a fifth production unit was added to the site in the summer of 2000. A sixth production unit is now being considered and that project could begin construction in the summer of 2005, if market conditions continue to improve.
Cancarb also independently produces 53 megawatts of electricity at the site with a Siemens steam turbine that was installed two years ago.
IIR says recent strength in this market segment is fueling plans by carbon black producers using non-traditional technologies.
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