Nuberg, one of India’s leading EPC companies for chemical plants, has received a contract worth Rs.200 crore from ADDAR, an industrial services Saudi group, to construct Saudi Arabia’s first greenfield sulfolane plant project in that country. L&T, India, is the engineering partner and GTC Technologies, USA, is the technology partner for the chemical plant project.
A.K. Tyagi, Managing Director, Nuberg Engineering, said, “Saudi Arabia is a core country for our EPC business and ADDAR our key customer. This EPC contract represents another significant step in building our capability and consolidating our position as a major EPC company of Indian origin in the MENA (Middle East North Africa) and Gulf region. This EPC project for a speciality chemical plant illustrates our strategy in action and is an ideal opportunity to support our longer-term competitive edge in Saudi Arabia.”
Located in Jubail industrial city, the largest industrial city in the Middle East and home to many of the world’s biggest chemical and petrochemical plants, the facility will locally manufacture sulfolane, an industrial solvent used for extractive distillation and reaction, with other speciality chemical products for downstream and petrochemical and oil and energy industry.
The project is scheduled to commence during the first quarter of 2017. Nuberg will manufacture some of the critical equipment to be installed in the plant at its state-of-the- art facility in Gujarat and plans to deploy around 100 employees including engineers at the project site.
“We are confident that Nuberg’s new R&D centre in Sweden, slated to start operations by this year, will catapult Nuberg into the big league of EPC companies and help it bag more valuable EPC projects,” Tyagi added.