Plant Engineering Nuberg EPC to Develop Two Sulphuric Acid Plants in Egypt and Ethiopia

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Nuberg EPC has won two contracts from Ethiopia’s International Company for Chemical Industry and Chemical Industry Corporation – Awash Melkassa Chemical Factory and International Company for Chemical Industry (ICCI), Egypt respectively for developing sulphuric acid plants. The company will utilize its advanced Sulphuric Acid technology - Double Contact Double Absorption for both the projects.

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The 500 MTPD + 5 MW Rating STG Set in Egypt and 50 TPD Sulfuric Acid + 40 TPD Aluminium Sulphate Revamp Project in Ethiopia have been won on EPC & LSTK (Lumpsum Turnkey Contract) basis.
The 500 MTPD + 5 MW Rating STG Set in Egypt and 50 TPD Sulfuric Acid + 40 TPD Aluminium Sulphate Revamp Project in Ethiopia have been won on EPC & LSTK (Lumpsum Turnkey Contract) basis.
(Source: Nuberg EPC)

New Delhi/India – Nuberg EPC recently announced that it has won two Sulphuric Acid plant projects in Gamasa City, Egypt and Oromia, Ethiopia respectively. The 500 MTPD + 5 MW Rating STG Set in Egypt and 50 TPD Sulfuric Acid + 40 TPD Aluminium Sulphate Revamp Project in Ethiopia have been won on EPC & LSTK (Lumpsum Turnkey Contract) basis.

The Egypt project is scheduled to be delivered in 22 months and the Ethiopia project in 15 months. Both the projects will be based on Nuberg EPC’s advanced Sulphuric Acid technology - Double Contact Double Absorption (DCDA). In this process, the product gases Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) and Sulfur Trioxide (SO3) are passed through absorption towers twice to achieve further absorption and production of higher-grade sulfuric acid.

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Sulfuric Acid finds its way in a wide range of applications in the hydrocarbon (oil & gas) industry and is one of the most important industrial chemicals. The major use of sulfuric acid is in the production of fertilizers, in petroleum refining to wash impurities out of gasoline, in derivatives, and other refinery & petrochemical products, in processing metals, and in automobiles as the electrolyte in the lead-acid storage battery. Whereas Aluminium Sulphate is a chemical used as a coagulant in the purification of drinking water, in paper sizing, and other industrial applications in the country.

On being awarded the project, A. K. Tyagi, MD, Nuberg EPC commented, "The company’s scope of services for these projects include process design & technology including product and technology development, process know-how & licensing, basic engineering, front end engineering design (FEED), construction management, operation & maintenance, detailed engineering, project management, commissioning, EPC & LSTK solutions, heavy fabrication, and start-up of the plant."

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