Uhdenora S.p.A. (Milan, Italy; www.uhdenora.com) received a contract from AO KAUSTIK for the new membrane chlor-alkali plant to be erected in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. The new plant will have a capacity of 91 m.t./d of sodium hydroxide, and is scheduled to come on stream in May 2010.
Together with its main contract partner OAO Uhde Dzerzhinsk, Russia, Uhdenora will supply the basic and detail engineering and will also ensure the engineering service (HAZOP) for the local authorization. Included in Uhdenora’s supply will be all the necessary equipment and materials for the complete plant which consists of the cell house, the catholyte system, 50% NaOH concentration and flaking unit, the brine system, the chlorine liquefaction line, the hydrochloric acid unit and the pool of utilities. Uhdenora will also supply the supervision service for the commissioning and start-up of the plant. Assembling of the BM 2.7 cell elements as well as the catalyst layer of the electrodes will be performed by Industrie De Nora in its workshops in Germany .