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New chloro plant proposed for state to provide greener way to clean pools

Cancun, Q.R. — A state-of-the art chloro plant has been proposed for the south of the state of Quintana Roo.

With an initial investment of 10 million peso (and a total of 100 million over seven years), Grupo Wassar is hoping to build a chlorine generating plant for saline electrolysis, which will use salt instead of traditional chemicals to treat mostly swimming pools.

Enrique Guerrero Mendoza, Director of Finance and Strategic Planning of Grupo Wasser, explained that the equipment would be produced in the south of the state, in Chetumal.

“It is green energy because the process is kinder to the environment and will give greater security by using fewer chemicals. It is the sanitation of swimming pools, which traditionally has always been done with chemicals.”

He recalled that in 2009, the company developed a patent called generation of chlorine by saline electrolysis, which sanitizes the pool naturally using salt instead of conventional chemicals.”

“What we are going to do is produce the equipment in Mexico, particularly in the south of the state.

“In the fiscal precinct that the state government builds will be considered a strategic project,” adding “The first phase will cost 10 million peso. There will be a second of 20 million and the total investment would be 100 million peso over seven or eight years because the plant is modular.

“They are going to start producing more equipment according to the growth and compliance with the business plan.”

Guerrero Mendoza stressed that the geographic markets that are going to be served, initially, is Latin America, two Caribbean islands, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic, and all the hotels in Quintana Roo.

He commented that they are currently working with 21 hosting centers in the state, which use this technology. Also, he pointed out that Iberostar is one of the main brands with which it collaborates.

The Wasser Group will meet with Experts on Energy Saving, Safety and Environmental Care in the hotel industry on January 22 in the Cancun Hotel Zone.

If approved it will be the first of its kind in Mexico and Latin America.