About This Site
The Northwich site was originally founded in the early 1930's when controlled solution mining first started in the Northwich area, replacing the practice of wild brining. It was acquired by INEOS in 2001 from ICI along with Runcorn site. The site at Holford Brinefields sits on 1600 hectares and is an important supplier of raw materials to the chemical industry in Cheshire and the North West of England.
The site produces brine which is an essential building block for the production of plastics, water treatment chemicals and other chemical intermediates (Runcorn products) and food grade salt production. The INOVYN site at Northwich, Cheshire (UK) supplies brine to INOVYN's Runcorn site, as well as supplying INEOS Enterprises' Salt Plant at Runcorn and Tata's Ash Plant at Northwich. The site has 70 employees and pumps around 30 million m3 of water every year. 2.5 million tonnes of salt are extracted on an annual basis from the Holford Brinefield, which was established during the early 1900s using a controlled solution mining technique. The site is registered to the ISO 9001 quality and ISO14001 environmental standard and is committed to continuous improvement to minimise the environmental impact of its operations.