We aim to operate these facilities at or above 100% capacity utilisation, 100% of the time.
This is possible because of our focus on natural Soda Ash production utilising our patented solution mining process, and our experience and know how in optimally maintaining and running these facilities, developed over the last decade.Our production facilities
...that is equivalent to filling a 29 tonne truck load every 2 minutes, every hour of the day, 365 days a year, and then delivering it on time to our customers in over 40 countries.
It is an enormous logistical task that operates 24/7, and requires a sophisticated global supply chain. We have a track record of delivery, as evidenced by our long term relationships with the world's biggest industrial customers.
Our product is digitally monitored and inspection tested at all key stages of the production process and transportation, from raw material supply, through intermediate materials to the finished product, and then at each stage of the shipping process. All of our facilities are ISO certified.
Solution mining has very little surface impact, very limited waste and uses far less energy and water than synthetic production processes.
We focus on continuously reducing our unit energy and water consumption and reducing our CO2 emissions. Today, Eti and Kazan have the two lowest CO2 emissions per tonne in the global Soda Ash industry, with Eti operating at almost 70% lower than the global industry average. Ciner Wyoming is also best in class versus its US conventional mining peers.
We continuously focus on safety and monitor our performance. Solution mining does not require any underground operatives and so it is inherently a far safer trona mining method.
At Ciner Wyoming, our safety performance significantly exceeds our US conventional mining peers (based on MHSA data) and we are regular winners of national and regional mine safety awards.
Soda Ash is the 10th most commonly produced and used inorganic compound in the world, that has been used for over 5,000 years and had been produced in substantially the same way for decades.
At Eti Soda, we were the first company to challenge the status quo, by using solution mining to extract trona in commercial volumes. This patented technology enabled us to extract the trona using a closed loop system at low cost, with minimal environmental and surface impact and almost no waste.
Kazan Soda was the second facility to use solution mining and, based on our experience at Eti, we were able to further optimise the production process.
Today, WE Soda is the only company in the world to successfully use solution mining to extract trona on a commercial scale.
Soda Ash is manufactured in varying grades of size, density and shape.
It is exactly this flexibility which makes it suitable for use across a wide range of industries from glass making to dry powder detergents, food manufacturing and speciality chemical processes.
At our state-of-the-art facilities we collaborate with customers to provide them with the grade and quality of product they require and, through on-going research and development, we work with our customers to assess and develop opportunities for using Soda Ash in new and innovative ways.
In our global supply chain, we are the first company in the world to develop a customer app that allows our customers to track individual bulk shipments, containers or even individual bags, enhancing our product traceability and customer service