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Nuberg to execute large caustic-soda-plant project in Egypt

| By Gerald Ondrey

Nuberg Engineering Ltd. (New Delhi; has been chosen by Egyptian Petrochemicals Co. (EPC) as a single-point solution company — from concept to commissioning — for caustic soda-chlorine plant in Alexandria, Egypt. The project envisions setting up a turnkey project having production capacity of 228 ton/d with a provision to expand it to 342 ton/d in the future. The plant will be based on new generation state-of-the-art bipolar membrane cell technology (Bi-Chlor) from Ineos Technologies. The plant will produce caustic soda, chlorine, hydrogen and other chlorine derivatives. Chlorine produced shall be used as a raw material in existing EDC/VCM plant for PVC production.

Role of Ineos Technologies will be of process licensor and will supply technology know-how and state-of-the-art electrolyzer commissioning services. Caustic soda produced in the plant will be supplied mostly to the markets of Europe, Asia and Africa. Caustic Soda has applications in various industries such as hydrocarbons, paper, chemicals and soaps & detergents industry.

Nuberg’s scope of services includes basic and detailed engineering, supply, civil and equipment installation, commissioning of plant and start-up for new bipolar electrolyzer as a turnkey project.