Nuberg EPC awarded chlor alkali and calcium chloride project in Saudi Arabia
EPC was awarded a $ 53 million turnkey project contract by Middle East Chemicals Company Ltd. (Midchem), Saudi Arabia. The exclusive agreement covers EPC & LSTK services and solutions for chlor alkali plant and calcium chloride plant in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and will be executed for 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.
Chemicals produced in the facility will 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 Nuberg EPC after successful commissioning of its 60 tpd greenfield chlor alkali plant designed and delivered for SACHLO in 2012.
Nuberg EPC’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. Inovyn which is a UK based technology supplier with over 50 years of experience has previously collaborated with Nuberg EPC for Midchem’s 60 TPD chlor alkali plant commissioned in 2012. For calcium chloride plant, Nuberg EPC will partner with Russia based technology licensor Zirax which is a reputed global calcium chloride technology provider. Zirax will transfer technology for production of liquid & anhydrous product.