- The caustic soda manufacturing plant will have production capacity of 228 TPD with provision to expand it to 342 TPD in future.
- The plant will produce caustic soda, chlorine and other chlorine derivatives.
- Project scope of work includes design, supply, installation, commissioning and start-up for new bipolar electrolyser on EPC and LSTK basis.
- Technology partner for the project will be UK based INEOS Technologies.
Noida, 05 June, 2017. Global EPC and turnkey project management company, Nuberg has been awarded with Caustic Soda Plant project as a single-point solution company, from concept to commissioning, on EPC & LSTK basis by Egyptian Petrochemicals Company (EPC) in Alexandria, Egypt. Nuberg will be setting up a caustic soda-chlorine plant having production capacity of 228 TPD expandable up to 342 TPD in future. The $27 million project will be based on the latest new generation bipolar membrane cell technology (BICHLOR). The plant will produce caustic soda, chlorine and other chlorine derivatives such as sodium hypochlorite and hydrochloric acid. Caustic Soda produced in the plant will be furnished mostly to the markets of Europe, Asia and Africa. Chlorine produced shall be used as a raw material in existing EDC/VCM plant for PVC production.
After winning a major chlor alkali plant contract in Abu Dhabi, UAE from Emirates Chemical Factory and a calcium chloride project from TCI Sanmar on EPC & LSTK basis, this contract is yet another triumph for Nuberg, making Nuberg the biggest EPC company for caustic soda manufacturing industry in the middle-east region in a short span of time. Through sheer commitment and uncompromising quality, Nuberg with experience of over last 20 years has become a leader in EPC-LSTK industry.
Signing of contract took place in hotel Hilton Green Plaza in Alexandria, Egypt. The ceremony was concluded after Nuberg's MD – Mr. A. K. Tyagi and Chairman of Egyptian Petrochemicals Company (EPC) – Chemist Gaber A. Hasan signed the contract. Dignitaries from both the companies were present in the ceremony.
On being awarded with the project, Mr A. K. Tyagi, MD, Nuberg Engineering commented "We are thankful to Egyptian Petrochemicals Company for entrusting our turnkey project engineering capabilities and our EPC services and solutions for its caustic soda plant. We are excited to partner with INEOS Technologies once again, strengthening our relationship with them even further. Armed with competent, qualified and professional engineers along INEOS's latest state-of-the-art caustic soda technology, we promise to deliver the project within the stipulated parameters. We hope that this experience in Alexandria will consolidate our relationship with INEOS for joint performance in the near future for new as well as current customers."
Egyptian Petrochemicals Company (EPC) chairman, Chemist Gaber A. Hasan also shared his thought by saying "The caustic soda plant is of great importance to our company in specific and to the petrochemical sector in general. I would like to highlight that this project is among the chain of projects that will be executed by our company in near and far future to promote the petrochemical field in Egypt. I would like to congratulate Nuberg Engineering Co. on being awarded this order and I am confident that Nuberg Engineering has the experience and the expertise to execute an excellent plant in cooperation with the licensor INEOS Technologies Ltd. Co."
Technology partner for the project will be INEOS Technologies which is UK based and has over 50 years of experience in technology transfer. INEOS & Nuberg have worked together in six projects so far – Caustic Soda plant for Inovyn in Sweden, Tasnim Chemical Complex in Bangladesh, SACHLO in Saudi Arabia, Global Heavy Chemicals in Bangladsh, Fluoder in Paraguay and SARL SASKO in Algeria. INEOS has more than 120 chlor alkali licenses around the world. They are licensed to supply more than 3.5 million tons of caustic Soda. INEOS Technologies will be process licensor. It will supply technology know-how and state of art electrolyser commissioning services. As a caustic soda technology supplier their partnership will prove to be beneficial for this project.
Nuberg's area of services for Egyptian Petrochemicals Company (EPC) at its site in Alexandria includes supply, installation, commissioning and start-up for new bipolar electrolyser as a turnkey project. Artificial fiber, bleaching woven tissues, oil & gas, detergents, chemicals and petrochemicals are some of the industries where caustic soda is utilized.
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