11 December 2008 13:21 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Simon Carves has signed an agreement with Gulf Fluor to complete the development of a sulphuric acid and oleum plant, and the utilities for a fluorides complex in the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICADII), the global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company said on Thursday.
The final phase of this project will involve engineering, procurement and construction management carried out in conjunction with Swiss company BUSS ChemTech as well as local consultants and construction companies, said Simon Carves.
Work on the fluorides complex started this month and is due for completion in 2011 as part of an overall UAE dirham (Dh) 2bn investment, it added.
The complex will initially produce 60,000 tonnes/year of aluminium fluoride (AlF3) and 10,000 tonnes/year of anhydrous hydrogen fluoride (AHF).
The company said this would serve the growing demand for aluminium fluoride, an additive in the production of aluminium, and AHF, which is a key building block in the manufacture of refrigerants, petroleum alkylation, steel pickling, glass etching and special applications.
Simon Carves has been involved in this project from the start, initially conducting the preliminary feasibility study for the complex in 2006.
It then carried out the front end engineering and design work for the project.
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