Saif Al Khaili Group has awarded a construction contract for a US$76 million chemical manufacturing facility in Abu Dhabi due to be ready by 2017.
India’s Nuberg Engineering won the contract for the job from the Abu Dhabi conglomerate. The factory will be set up in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad).
Emirates Chemical Factory will employ 100 to 150 people, and be ready next year, a Nuberg Engineering spokesman told The National.
The plant will produce 150 tonnes a day of caustic soda and other derivatives of chlorine, such as sodium hypochlorite and hydrochloric acid, which have uses in the oil and gas industry.
Nuberg Engineering has worked with similar chemical manufacturing companies in the UAE, such as Abu Dhabi’s Al Ghaith Industries and Union Chlorine, and Qatar’s Gulf Chlorine. It has a heavy fabrication facility in Gujarat, India, and a research and development centre in Sweden.
The new plant, first announced in 2014, would be the second manufacturing facility at Kizad announced in about a week. Emirates Aluminium Rolling (Emiroll) said last week it would build an aluminium-rolling plant at Kizad.
The UAE is promoting the manufacturing sector, to increase its contribution to GDP to 25 per cent by 2025, up from about 11 per cent currently, according to the Vision 2021 National Agenda.
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