Estonian VKG to build EUR 4.5 mln lime plant

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The oil shale processing company Viru Keemia Grupp (VKG, Viru Chemical Group) based in northeastern Estonia will build a lime plant on the territory of its electricity generation arm VKG Energia by the end of the year to provide raw material for its sulfur capture systems.

The project is budgeted at about 4.5 million euros.

The first production can be expected to come from the plant in the first quarter of next year, a spokeswoman for VKG told BNS.

One desulfurization system that uses lime to remove sulfur compounds from flue gases has already been installed in the territory of VKG Energia's power plant. As VKG plans to build two more sulfur removal systems in the next three years it decided to start producing lime for its own purposes.