Nuberg wins $20 MM EPC contract for Calcium Chloride Plant in Egypt

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Nuberg, a global EPC & LSTK company for speciality chemicals has won a calcium chloride plant project on EPC & LSTK basis in Port Said, Egypt from TCI Sanmar Chemicals. 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 135 Mtpy and is valued at $20 MM. 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 global calcium chloride technology provider. Zirax’s responsibility is to transfer the technology of production of liquid & anhydrous product 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).

TCI Sanmar chemicals has established world class Plants for manufacturing 200 Mtpy of PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) and 275 Mtpy of caustic soda at Port Said, Egypt. These are the largest capacities in the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) region. The company has already invested $1.2 B in its facilities at Port Said and in Phase 2 of the project the company will invest another $300 MM taking the total investment to $1.5 B. After the completion of phase 2, the PVC plant capacity will double to 400 Mtpy and a new calcium chloride granule plant with a capacity of 135 Mtpy will be constructed.   

The calcium chloride from the chemical plant will be supplied mostly for the purposes of the markets of North & South America, Western Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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