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Nuberg EPC Wins Sprea Misr Sulfuric Acid Plant Project in Egypt

By Gerald Ondrey |

Nuberg EPC (New Delhi, India) has been awarded the prestigious 500 ton/d sulfuric acid plant project on EPC & LSTK basis in Egypt. The project, which was awarded during the pandemic, is owned by Sprea Misr, a leading chemicals and plastics manufacturer in Ramadan City, Egypt. Nuberg EPC will be the single-point solution company responsible from concept to commissioning of the project. It is also the globally recognized Sulfuric Acid technology supplier.

The 500 ton/d sulfuric acid plant project will be based on the latest Double Contact Double Absorption (DCDA) process technology. The Double contact process is used for the production of sulfuric acid in high concentrations which is required for industrial purposes. The project also incorporates a 5-MW turbine with a steam-based power generation plant with a complete bypass arrangement. This is the first time that Nuberg EPC is building a turbine unit for electricity production. Sulfuric acid produced in the plants will be provided to the agriculture industry for the production of urea and other fertilizers.

This project comes as another milestone for Nuberg EPC, the sulfuric acid technology licensor, in Egypt, as it is the fourth turnkey project for the company. Nuberg has also completed three other turnkey projects in Egypt namely, a caustic soda plant for the Egyptian Petrochemical Co. in Alexandria, a calcium chloride plant for TCI Sanmar Chemicals in Port Said, and a sulfuric acid plant for Agrochem in Alexandria.

Signing the contract amidst the pandemic is yet another achievement for Nuberg EPC. In the Middle East, Nuberg EPC has successfully delivered over fifteen turnkey projects in countries like Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the UAE. This has positioned Nuberg EPC as one of the top EPC companies in the region.

On being awarded the project, Mr. A. K. Tyagi, MD, Nuberg Engineering commented, “We are thankful to Sprea Misr for entrusting our turnkey project engineering capabilities and our EPC services and solutions with its Sulfuric Acid plant. We are excited to partner with them and strengthen our relationship even further. Armed with competent, qualified, and professional engineers along with advancements in sulfuric acid plant technology, we are committed to commission the project by the first quarter of 2022 faster than the industry average of 16 months.”

He further stated, “Nuberg EPC’s scope of services for this project includes process design & technology including product and technology development, process know-how & licensing, basic engineering, front-end engineering design (FEED), construction management, operation & maintenance, detailed engineering, project management, commissioning, EPC & LSTK solutions, heavy fabrication, and start-up of the plant.”

Sulfuric acid is used for a wide range of applications in the hydrocarbon (oil & gas) industry and is one of the most important industrial chemicals. The major use of sulfuric acid is in the production of fertilizers, in petroleum refining to wash impurities out of gasoline, in derivatives, and other refinery & petrochemical products, in processing metals, and in automobiles as the electrolyte in the lead-acid storage battery.

Nuberg EPC has been providing plant design, engineering, technology, and turnkey solutions to the sulfuric acid industry for 25 years. Nuberg EPC has its own technology specially designed and developed to increase the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of sulfuric acid plants. The company is a global leader for not only executing turnkey chemical and fertilizer projects worldwide but also serves hydrocarbon, steel, and nuclear & defense industries globally.

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