Rütgers’s expansion, demands more industrial water


The tar processing company Rütgers in Zelzate (Belgium) is going to increase its production of phthalic anhydride by fifty percent in 2014.

This means 14,000 tons per year extra phthalic anhydride. Phthalic anhydride is used in the preparation of plastics, fiberglass and automotive paints. It is extracted from naphthalene which in turn comes from coal tar.

Because of the rapid expansion Rütgers needed to upgrade their existing demi water installation to handle higher production needs.

Induss’s solution: a DBFO project, it allows a faster and more cost-efficient project delivery. An attractive package of design, build, finance and operation.

After all the continuity and future success of any business are impacted by the availability, cost, and quality of water.

The expansion of Rütgers will provide a significant positive economic impact to Zelzate, including increased employment opportunities, business opportunities to local suppliers of products and revenues to the governments and local communities. 

The collaboration with Induss enables us to reduce our carbon footprint. Transparency in our partnership is also the key for better cost control of water and steam.
Johan Rousseau
plant manager, Eastmann
We sustainably reduced our demin water cost
Thanks to Induss’ full examination and mapping of my various water needs, I now receive guaranteed quality and secured delivery of industrial water for my production line and that at a fixed price for a full contract length.
Bart Vervenne
Plant Manager, Alco Bio Fuel