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Egypt’s Sprea Misr awards Nuberg a 500 TPD sulfuric acid plant contact


The Indian engineering, procurement, construction (EPC), and turnkey project management company, Nuberg EPC, secured the project on an EPC and lump-sum turn-key (LSTK) basis.

Nuberg EPC will be the single-point solution company responsible from concept to commissioning of the project. The project is owned by Sprea Misr, a leading chemicals and plastics manufacturer in Ramadan City, Egypt.

The 500 TPD 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 5MW 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 Company 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, AK Tyagi, MD, Nuberg Engineering said: “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.”

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

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