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Report: Hanwha breaks ground on Saltic chlor-alkali plant in Oman

8:22 AM MST | February 18, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Hanwha Engineering & Construction Corp. (Seoul) has started work on a chlor-alkali and ethylene dichloride (EDC) complex in Salalah Free Zone, Oman on behalf of Saltic (Muscat), according to the Oman Daily Observer. Hanwha was awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract last November. Saltic is investing an estimated $500-600 million to build the complex, which will produce 1,000 m.t./day of caustic soda and 1,231 m.t./day of EDC. Work has started after more than three years of build-up to the project, and completion is now expected...

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