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Nuberg EPC awarded sulfuric acid plant project in Czech Republic

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World Fertilizer,

Nuberg EPC has announced that it has been awarded a 550 tpd sulfuric acid plant project on an EPC based contract in Neratovice, Czech Republic. The project is owned by Spolana s.r.o, a leading chemical manufacturer located on the Elbe riverbank in Neratovice, Czech Republic. Spolana a.s is one of the largest chemical manufacturing companies in the Czech Republic.

The contract was signed at Spolana’s head office based in Neratovice in the presence of Mr. Sandip Kumar (Senior Manager, Business Development) who represented Nuberg EPC in Czech Republic and the management team of Spolana including Mr. Piotr Kearney (CEO), Mr. Miroslav Falta (Executive), Mr. Jaroslav Hacko (Director of Investment DPT.), Mr. Luboš Burdek (Project Execution Manager), Mr. Radek Brodil, (Project Business Manager), Mr. Pavel Malina (Head of Purchase Investment Dept.)

Nuberg EPC will be executing this project based on the latest Double Conversion Double Absorption (DCDA) technology. The plant is expected to be delivered in three years including project stages one, two and three. The company is taking up the project on an EPC based contract including the technology.

Sulfuric acid produced by the 550 tpd Sulfuric acid plant project in Czech Republic will be used for petrochemical and fertilizer based applications. It will also be used in mining and processing of some ores and minerals, manufacturing batteries, and etching surfaces. Sulfuric acid is also used in manufacturing of caprolactam, which is used in the production of nylon and perlon and subsequently in the textile and clothing industry.

Upon receiving the project, Mr. A. K. Tyagi, MD, Nuberg EPC said, “This undertaking illustrates Nuberg’s competency of combining intelligence and knowledge in terms of Engineering aspects. It is a pleasure that Spolana has chosen our EPC services for this project."

He further stated, "Nuberg EPC’s scope of services includes process design and technology including product and technology development – in-house as well as with third party licensors, process know-how and licensing, basic engineering, front end engineering design (FEED), residual detailed engineering, procurement, construction management, operation and maintenance, detailed engineering, project management, commissioning, EPC solutions, heavy fabrication, and start-up of the plant."

Nuberg EPC has in the recent past bagged prestigious projects including the caustic soda plant project for Lineer Kostik Soda Sanayi Anonim Sirketi in Turkey, a sulfuric acid project for Sprea Misr in Egypt, sulfuric acid plant project for Awash Melkassa Chemical Factory in Ethiopia, sulfuric acid plant project for International Company for Chemical Industry in Egypt, and hydrogen peroxide plant for Uzbekistan Hydrogen JU LLC in Uzbekistan.

In India, Nuberg EPC’s portfolio recently added a NPK fertilizer plant for FACT, Kochi division as well as a 400 tpd sulfur recovery unit (SRU Project) for Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) in Vadodara. Hydrogen fuel-powered vehicles are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to petrol and diesel vehicles, so Nuberg EPC executed a hydrogen fuel dispenser station in India for Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) at Vadodara. Furthermore, a bio ethanol plant for IOCL in Panipat and 250 tpd Chlor – alkali project in Puducherry, which is Nuberg EPC’s first greenfield caustic soda project delivery in India were also added to Nuberg EPC’s portfolio.

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