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Oman Chlorine has announced that its joint-venture company Union Chlorine plans to set up a US$70mn chemical plant in Abu Dhabi
Oman Chlorine owns a 48.8 per cent stake in Abu Dhabi-based Union Chlorine.
According to Muscat Daily, Union Chlorine has signed a contract with an international firm for the engineering, supply and construction of the plant at the ICAD Industrial Zone.
The plant will be used to manufacture caustic soda, acid and other related products.
Oman Chlorine owns and operates a chloralkali plant in Sohar, where it manufactures hydrochloric acid, caustic lye and sodium hypochlorite. Last year, the company opened another plant in the sultanate, which produces value-added products like caustic flakes and calcium chloride.
A senior official at the company said, “It is a joint venture project with our partner in Abu Dhabi. The capacity of the plant will be 70 tonnes per day. The plant is expected to become operational in Q4 2015.”
Oman Chlorine said the new plant will support the company’s operations in neighbouring markets and will aid with its expansion in the oil and gas services sector and other industries in the region.