Nuberg wins $50mn calcium chloride contract

Plant is first in the UAE and is third project being undertaken by Nuberg on behalf of Al Ghaith

Ali Hamel , chairman, Al Ghaith Industries; Almamoon Al Baadani, GM, Al Ghaith Industries;. A.K. Tyagi, chairman, Nuberg Engineering.
Ali Hamel , chairman, Al Ghaith Industries; Almamoon Al Baadani, GM, Al Ghaith Industries;. A.K. Tyagi, chairman, Nuberg Engineering.

Nuberg Engineering has won a $50mn contract from Al Ghaith to build the first calcium chloride plant in the UAE.

The project capacity is of 85 MTPD and is the third being undertaken by Nuberg on behalf of Al Ghaith.

A.K. Tyagi, chairman, Nuberg Engineering, said: "We are excited about the project as it gives us the opportunity to set up UAE's first calcium chloride plant, making us one of the most trusted and reliable EPFC-LSTK companies globally.

“The scope of the project includes the process design and technology, basic and detail engineering, project management, procurement, erection, quality inspection, safety enforcement, hand holding, training and commissioning services. The fabrication for heavy process equipments will be done from our state-of-the-art manufacturing unit in Gujarat (India)."

Ali Hamel, chairman, Al Ghaith Industries, added: "The project is a leap in the direction to encourage the non-oil industry in UAE. This project will enable us to not only cater to the local market but also export to neighboring countries as well. This is our third project with Nuberg and we are extremely satisfied with the organisation's engineering depth and breadth. Nuberg's commercial competitiveness is also commendable, thereby, making it a logical decision to partner with one of the most trusted EPC-LSTK companies."

Calcium chloride has an essential use in the oil and gas industry, for drilling wells and for treating roads. In the oil industry, calcium chloride is used to establish and maintain the oil and gas well. It is used as a completion fluid to secure well casing and to unsettle drilling mud. 

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