Oman Chlorine adds greenfield plant
Project management, engineering, manufacturing and construction firm Nuberg EPC has signed a contract for the expansion of existing 45 TPD chlor-alkali plant and Greenfield calcium chloride plant project of Oman Chlorine in Sohar, Oman.
The production capacity will be raised to 80 TPD for calcium chloride plant and 30 TPD for chlor-alkali plant and is due for completion in FY 2020-21, said Nuberg on 10 Dec 2019.
After the expansion the total production capacity of chlor-alkali plant will be 75 TPD and will produce caustic soda, hydrochloric acid and sodium hypochlorite.
The contract was signed at Oman Chlorine head office in Muscat by Said Al Habsi, CEO, Oman Chlorine and AK Tyagi, Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Nuberg in the presence of dignitaries from both companies.
Nuberg EPC has delivered over 20 chlor-alkali and 5 calcium chloride projects worldwide. The company is recognized as world’s No. 2 EPC company for chlor-alkali and No. 1 EPC company for calcium chloride.
Nuberg EPC’s scope of services for the project is on EPC & LSTK basis including design, FEED, basic and detailed engineering, fabrication, procurement, supply & installation, construction supervision and commissioning of the plant. For chlor-alkali, the plant will have the most advanced bipolar membrane cell technology licensed from UK based Inovyn.
“We have installed over 20 chlorine and derivatives plants worldwide, but this project will be our first involvement in Oman. The project also demonstrates our leadership in the Middle East. The project will have best-in-class technology and emissions according to global standards. We have the necessary local knowledge, capabilities and competencies to deliver world class turnkey solution,” said Tyagi.
The popularity of caustic soda is increasing in Oman region because of the multiple use of caustic soda in various industries like chemical, automotive, water treatment and food & beverage.
The demand of caustic soda is accelerated in Oman’s caustic soda market because of availability and affordability over its substitutes, it is one of the most preferred chemical compounds employed to control acidity and remove heavy metals from water.
Oman Chlorine S.A.O.G. owns and operates a caustic soda plant located at the Sohar Industrial Estate. The company covers domestic as well as international markets through their produced chemicals.
Oman Chlorine produces five main products such as hydrochloric acid which is mainly used for stimulation of oil wells, sodium hydroxide focuses on oil refineries and power plants, sodium hypochlorite is mainly used as a bleach, caustic soda lye’s consuming industries are pulp & paper, water treatment, chemical process and calcium chloride is used in oil and gas wells. It helps well fluids to increase density and stabilizes shale formations and also seals well casings and displaces drilling mud. fiinews.com