Nuberg, a leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and turnkey project management company, has won a $20-million contract from TCI Sanmar Chemicals to set up a chemical plant in Port Said, Egypt.
TCI Sanmar Chemicals 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 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, said a statement from Nuberg.
The calcium chloride plant will boast a annual production capacity of 135,000 tonnes per annum. It is part of an existing chemical complex incorporating caustic soda, EDC (Ethylene Dichloride), VCM (Vinyle Chloride Monomer) and PVC plants.
The technology supplier for the chemical plant is Zirax from Russia, a reputed global calcium chloride technology provider.
Its 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.
On the win, AK Tyagi, the chairman of Nuberg Engineering, said: "We are quite happy of our co-operation 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."
The plant will supply the calcium chloride mostly to the markets of North and South America, Western Europe, Middle East and Africa.
K Satyanarayana Rao, the managing director, TCI Sanmar Chemicals, said: "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."
Mikhail Petrushin, the general director of Zirax said: "As an engineering and production company we consider the signed agreement as a great honour."
"The co-operation 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," he added.