SPECIALITY chemical company Champion Technologies has invested £120,000 in a new acid blending plant and acetic acid bulk-storage facility at its European headquarters in Aberdeen.
This is part of a continuing modernisation programme at Altens-based Champion and is designed to strengthen its position as a major provider of chemicals to the North Sea oil and gas industry. Future plans include building a £3million laboratory and technical centre to serve its North Sea and eastern-hemisphere operations.
Champion’s chemicals have a range of uses, including for cleaning pipelines and subsea structures. Plant manager Les Alves said: “We can now blend larger quantities of hydrochloric acid which can be stored in vessel-ready containers, ready to be transported offshore. ”