Nuberg bags USD 20 million in Calcium Chloride Plant from TCI Sanmar in Egypt
Calcium Chloride plant will have production capacity of 135000 TPA. The Project is part of existing chemical complex Incorporating Caustic Soda, EDC, VCM, and PVC Plants. Sanmar Group Plans to invest USD 1.5 Billion in the chemical complex for future business growth
Nuberg, a leading global EPC and LSTK company for speciality chemicals has announced their win of a calcium chloride plant project on EPC and LSTK basis in Port Said, Egypt from TCI Sanmar Chemicals S.A.E. TCI Sanmar is a part of the multinational conglomerate; The Sanmar Group headquartered in Chennai, India and is amongst the largest caustic soda manufacturers in Egypt’s chemical industry.
The calcium chloride turnkey project’s annual production capacity is 135000 TPA and is valued at 20 million USD. Nuberg’s scope of work includes plant design, detailed engineering and procurement of complex chemical equipment for TCI Sanmar for the anhydrous calcium chloride pellets/granules production at its site in Port Said (Egypt).
The technology supplier for the chemical plant is Zirax from Russia, a reputed global calcium chloride technology provider. Zirax’s responsibility is to transfer the technology of production of liquid and anhydrous products and to provide basic engineering and technical regulation documents. The plant commissioning is planned to be by the end of 2017.
The calcium chloride plant is a part of Sanmar’s already existing chemical complex, incorporating caustic soda plant, EDC (Ethylene Dichloride), VCM (Vinyle Chloride Monomer) and PVC plants. This chemical complex produces hydrochloric acid (HCL) which will be used to manufacture calcium chloride (CACL2).
The calcium chloride from the chemical plant will be supplied mostly to the markets of North and South America, Western Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Mr. A K Tyagi, Chairman, Nuberg Engineering said, “We are quite happy of our cooperation with Zirax for TCI Sanmar’s calcium chloride plant and we suppose that this experience in Port Said will consolidate our relationship for joint performance as in the current project and in other future possible projects with a high professional involvement to meet the requirements of new customers.”
Mr. K Satyanarayana Rao, Managing Director, TCI Sanmar Chemicals S.A.E. commented, “The start-up of the new calcium chloride granules production plant, which we will build up together with Nuberg and Zirax, will significantly raise TCI Sanmar’s revenues and also allow us to expand our product portfolio.”
Mr. Mikhail Petrushin, General Director, Zirax said, “As an engineering and production company we consider the signed agreement as a great honor. The cooperation with such respectful and professional clients and partners such as TCI Sanmar and Nuberg will allow us to provide efficient application of our experience and knowledge in high quality anhydrous calcium chloride pellets production for different purposes of the worldwide calcium chloride market which, from our point of view, feels a shortage of high quality products.”
Nuberg Engineering is a global EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) and Turnkey Project Management company. As a leading EPC contractor for chemical and specialty chemical plants, Nuberg has set up more than 60 greenfield chemical plants in over 32 countries so far, on EPC-LSTK basis. As one of the fastest growing EPC companies in Chlor alkali or caustic soda, hydrogen peroxide, sulfuric acid and calcium chloride, we serve across chemical process plants and fertilizer plants, hydrocarbons (oil and gas) plants, steel plants and nuclear & defense plants. With state-of-the-art heavy fabrication facility in Gujarat in India and R&D center in Sweden, Nuberg firmly believes in following stringent global engineering and project management standards. Esteemed customers include Al Ghaith Industries (Abu Dhabi), FLUODER (Paraguay), ADDAR (Saudi Arabia), SACHLO (Saudi Arabia), Gulf Chlorine (Qatar), Union Chlorine (Abu Dhabi), DOSTEL (Turkey), Samuda Chemicals (Bangladesh), AGROCHEM (Egypt), SARL SASKO (Algeria), AMASSAS (Ethiopia), ECF ( Abu Dhabi), Aditya Birla Group (India), Indian Oil Corporation (India), ISRO (India), ONGC (India), Ordnance Factories Board (India), Heavy Water Board (India), Heavy Explosives Factory (India), NFL (India), Sanmar (India).
TCI Sanmar chemicals has established world class plants for manufacturing 200000 TPA of PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) and 275000 TPA of caustic soda at Port Said, Egypt. These are the largest capacities in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. The company has already invested USD 1.2 billion in its facilities at Port Said and in Phase 2 of the project the company will invest another USD 300 million taking the total investment to USD 1.5 billion.
After the completion of phase 2 the PVC plant capacity will double to 400000 TPA and a new calcium chloride granule plant with a capacity of 135000 TPA will come up.
Zirax is a producer of specialty chemicals supplied to a wide number of customers worldwide including oil & gas service and oil & gas production companies. Zirax’s offices are located in Russia as in other countries; production sites are located in Western Europe and in Russia.