Italy's FATA wins deal to build UAE chemicals plant

Company is hired for construction and commissioning of plant; commercial production slated for 2015

(Photo for illustrative purposes only)

(Photo for illustrative purposes only)

Italian company FATA EPC, a division of FATA Spa, has won a contract for the construction and commissioning of a 70 tonne per day Chlor-Alkali plant in the UAE.

The contract has been awarded by Union Chlorine, a joint venture between Oman Chlorine and Abu Dhabi-based private firm Horizon Energy.

The plant will produce 70 tonnes per day of caustic soda, hydrochloric acid and sodium hypochlorite. The plant will begin commercial production in the third quarter of 2015.

Under the agreement, FATA will be responsible for a the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up of the facility.

"The project will deliver high quality products to the local oil and gas market in the UAE in addition to other sectors and downstream industries," the statement said.

Muscat-listed Oman Chlorine, set up in 2000, at present caters mainly to its domestic market. It produces 45 tonnes per day of caustic soda and acids, and also has a joint venture in Qatar called Gulf Chlorine.

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