Saudi Arabia: Chemical Project Nuberg Wins $ 53 Million Chlor Alkali and Calcium Chloride Project from Midchem

Editor: Alexander Stark

Nuberg EPC has been awarded a $ 53 million turnkey project contract by Middle East Chemicals Company (Midchem), Saudi Arabia. The exclusive agreement covers EPC & LSTK services and solutions for chlor alkali plant and calcium chloride plant in Riyadh

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Nuberg EPC was awarded a contract for a $ 53 million Chlor Alkali and Calcium Chloride project in Saudi Arabia.
Nuberg EPC was awarded a contract for a $ 53 million Chlor Alkali and Calcium Chloride project in Saudi Arabia.
(Source: Nuberg EPC)

New Delhi/India — The contract will be executed for the company Saudi Factory for Chlorine and Alkalies (Sachlo), Midchem’s group company. The production capacity will be 60 TPD for chlor alkali plant which is an expansion of its previous plant of 60 TPD making it a total of 120 TPD, and 150 TPD for calcium chloride plant.

Sachlo is one of the largest manufacturers of chlor alkali and chlorine derivatives in Saudi Arabia. Chemicals produced in the new facility are intended to serve the needs of downstream and petrochemical, hydrocarbon and energy industry in the domestic Saudi market as well as the Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.

The chemical project is Midchem's second alliance with the Indian group after commissioning of its 60 TPD greenfield chlor alkali plant designed and delivered for Sachlo in 2012. The project is also the fifth turnkey project of the Indian engineering services provider in Saudi Arabia and the second one from Midchem. Nuberg EPC is also executing three other projects in Saudi Arabia which include anisole plant and sulphuric acid plant for Addar Industries and sulpholane chemical plant for Global Company for Chemical Industries in Jubail industrial city.

The company's scope of services for this project includes process, technology know-how, basic and detailed engineering, design, procurement, manufacture and supply of plant equipment including complete erection, construction, project management, commissioning and start-up of the plant.

The chlor alkali plant will deploy bipolar membrane cell technology provided by Inovyn (erstwhile Ineos technologies), technology licensor for the expansion plant. For the calcium chloride plant, the contractor will partner with one of the world renowned technology licensors having technology for making calcium chloride flakes with 77-80 % and 94-96 % concentration, the company said in a statement.

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