14 September 2012

Befesa inaugurates new €20 million Waelz oxide leaching facility in Gravelines, France

14 September 2012 - The Spanish group Befesa has inaugurated its new Waelz oxide leaching facility on Sept 10th, 2012, in Gravelines, in presence of M. Michel Delebarre, president of the Urban Community of Dunkerque, M. Bertrand Ringot, Mayor of Gravelines, and M. Jean-Pierre Decool, Member of Parliament. 

This 20 million euros investment will allow the treatment of 100.000t annually of material produced by the group plants in Europe. Its new, energy saving drying technology by high pressure tube press, will strengthened Befesa’s leadership position on the European market. 

The commissioning of Befesa Zinc Gravelines has already generated the creation of 16 jobs. Headcount will rise to around 20 when the plant will reach its full capacity. 

“It’s an important step in the group history” stated Javier Molina Montes in its inaugural speech, while reminding that the group is attached to combine activity growth and sustainable development. 

Befesa offers its customers innovative solutions in the field of environment and residues management. Leader in Europe for the treatment of steel dust, it has treated in 2011 550.000t of residues, and produced 190.000 of Waelz oxides. 

Befesa belongs to the Spanish group Abenoga, major player worldwide in the fields of sustainable development and renewable energies. 

Source: Befesa