First ferric chloride plant built in Kuwait

The end of 2021 saw an important milestone for Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz (CAC; Germany) — the successful commissioning of the first ferric chloride plant using proprietary technology. In this plant, the client from Kuwait produces a saleable product, which can be used, among other things, for water treatment. 
This first reference is an addition to CAC’s portfolio as one of the leading companies in the planning and construction of plants for the processing of products from chlor-alkali electrolysis. 
For the client Al Kout Industrial Projects (AIP) in Kuwait, it is also the first ferric chloride plant. Located at the site in Shuaiba on the Persian Gulf, the plant uses feedstock such as iron scrap, hydrochloric acid, and chlorine gas to produce a saleable product that is used as a flocculant in water treatment, but also in the etching of printed circuit boards.
The annual capacity of the industrial plant at the Shuaiba site in the Persian Gulf amounts to 20,000 tons of ferric chloride (FeCl3) (based on 100%) as a 40% solution. It will only take a few retrofit measures to adjust the design of plant hydraulics for the production of 40,000 ton/yr of FeCl3 if required. CAC was responsible for the preparation of the FEED package, detail engineering, and supply of the main process equipment. AIP provided the bulk material supply, construction, and installation of the plant.
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