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Ciner of Turkey to Invest $1.35 Billion in Soda Ash Plant, Power

Ciner Group, a Turkish company with interests in mining, energy and media, will invest $1.35 billion in a soda ash production complex that will also have an 800 megawatt power plant.

Ciner’s Kazan Soda Elektrik AS will use a former Rio Tinto Plc site in Kazan, near Ankara for the project, Nedim Sener, chairman of Kazan Soda, said at a news conference. Soda ash is used in glass, chemicals, paper, detergent and other industrial products. China Tianchen Engineering Corp. will provide engineering and procurement services and the site will be completed by 2017, Sener said.