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Saltic FZCO starts construction of its Caustic Soda and EDC in Oman

Saltic FZCO (formerly known as Oswal Oman Caustic FZCO), is now planning to move ahead with its “Caustic Soda” and “Ethylene DiChloride (EDC)” project in the Salalah free zone of Oman.

Technology for the “Caustic Soda” plant will be provided by Chlorine Engineers Corporation of Japan, while Ineos of Europe will provide the know-how for the “EDC” facility.

The project is estimated at between $400m to $500m and should include facilities for:

  • 1,000 t/d “Caustic Soda”
  • 1,231 t/d “Ethylene DiChloride (EDC)”

Significant progress has also been achieved on the engineering design of the grassroots venture.

SNC Lavalin Engineering India and STX Korea have also been involved in the “detailed engineering” of the project.

The tendering and evaluation process is being overseen by international consultant WorleyParson’s Mumbai office.

Ground breaking on the project is anticipated before the end of this year for completion in 2014.



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