Sinan Solaklar, sales and marketing director for Eti Soda, told IM: We shall become a crucial player in the soda ash market once our projects are finished.
Eti Soda is expected to start work this month on expanding its soda ash plant capacity from the existing 1m. tpa capacity, to 1.7m. tpa dense soda ash, in addition to 100,000 tpa sodium bicarbonate.
The Beypazari expansion is scheduled to be operational in 2013.
In 2010, its first year of production, Eti Soda, a joint venture between privately owned by Ciner Group (74%) and state-owned Eti Maden (26%), already put down a significant marker in the European soda ash supply market by meeting its forecast output of almost 1m. tpa of natural dense soda ash and 100,000 tpa of sodium bicarbonate.
2010 was a very important year for us to get the product right. Customers are now...