Thyssenkrupp bags contract Kutch Chemicals’ caustic soda plant

Thyssenkrupp bags contract for Kutch Chemicals’ caustic soda plant

11:34 AM, 25th October 2017
Thyssenkrupp bags contract for Kutch Chemicals’ caustic soda plant
PD Samudra, MD & CEO, Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) exchanges a copy of the signed agreement with Shivlal Goyal, Chairman and Jay Prakash Goyal, director-finance/commercial of Kutch Chemicals in the presence of PN Ojha, executive director, and other officials from the two companies.

MUMBAI, INDIA: Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) has been awarded a contract from Kutch Chemicals Limited, the Gujarat-based speciality chemicals major, for its grassroots 421 tonnes per day (100 percent sodium hydroxide) membrane cell caustic soda-chlorine facilities in Kutch, Gujarat.

Thyssenkrupp will provide engineering services, construction supervision services and supply proprietary equipment for the new facility. Start-up of the plant is scheduled for March 2019.

The plant will deploy Thyssenkrupp’s leading membrane cell technology which is at work across a majority of Indian caustic soda installations. At the heart of the plant will be the group’s latest zero-gap, energy and emission-friendly 6B Generation Cell Elements from Thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, a worldwide supplier of leading technologies and comprehensive solutions for high-efficiency electrolysis plants.

The scope of services includes basic and detail engineering, project management services including technical procurement, proprietary supplies, supervision during civil and structural erection work as well as supervision services during start-up, commissioning and performance test run.

Kutch Chemicals proposes to use the chlorine manufactured in the plant for its speciality chemicals, while it will sell the caustic soda over the counter. The flagship company of the Goyal Group of Industries, which is amongst India’s leading speciality chemicals players, is engaged in the manufacturer of a variety of speciality products involving chlorination, nitration, sulfonation, hydrogenation, ethoxilation and ammonolysis processes.

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