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EPC contract for Hugo Petersen

The subsidiary of CAC is building a new plant for the production of SO2 and sulphuric acid.

HUGO PETERSEN GmbH (HP) has been awarded an order as EPC partner for the planning and construction of a new plant for the production of liquid sulphur dioxide and sulphuric acid.
For the Bad Köstritz (CWK) chemical plant in Thuringia, HP is thus assuming overall responsibility for all phases of the project, in which the client is investing around 20 million euros.

Producing raw materials ourselves in future

The sulphuric acid plant is based on the company’s own technology and is scheduled to go into operation by the beginning of the fourth quarter.

A special feature of the implementation was the integration of the plant into CWK’s overall concept, which was specifically adapted to the customer. In addition, the relatively small size of the plant was particularly challenging.

WK is pursuing the goal of producing its own raw materials more cost- and energy-efficiently in the future with the new building. Up to now, they have had to buy in 12 tonnes of sulphur dioxide. With their own production, they will save about 2.5 million euros a year in the future and reduce CO2 emissions by saving about 30 per cent of the natural gas used so far. The sulphur dioxide and sulphuric acid produced form the basis for products used in agriculture or the construction industry.

The Chemiewerk Bad Köstritz is a manufacturer of inorganic speciality chemicals. For more than 180 years, high-quality materials have been produced at the site in Thuringia for users in a wide range of industries.



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