• Improving quality of life

    Saving the forest... Carbon Dioxide is used to make precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC), which is used to reduce the use of virgin wood fiber in paper making. Applications include: supply of Carbon Dioxide for on-site PCC production and in-situ formation of PCC during the paper-making process.

  • Creating Sustainable Enviornment

    Pulp & paper ... Carbon dioxide is being used for several different applications within paper mills, all developed to reduce costs and recover valuable chemicals used within the mill process. A process using Carbon Dioxide, instead of sulfuric acid, to treat pitch build-up in screen rooms is proving very successful.

The Project

Today the eco-system of our planet faces a threat of high magnitude in the form of global warming. Global efforts are being made to face these threats by the establishment and implantation of the Kyoto Protocol and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. As responsible global citizens and the citizens of Kuwait, it is our duty to place our country on the forefront in the fight to protect our environment. The company is proposing to build a global sized Carbon dioxide (CO2) production facility in Kuwait.

Technical environment

The design calls for a booster station to draw the entire raw gas from the source to the Liquefaction plant at the project location. Different stages of de-superheating, water knockout and compression are being carried out to remove all the moisture from the raw gas. Absorber columns, stripper columns, re-boilers & dryers are used to remove sulfur & other impurities from CO2 and for drying. The plant also has other equipments like pumps, blowers, compressors etc., as necessary for the process. Propane compressors are used for the refrigeration system to ultimately cools the Liquid CO2 to -23oF.

Both the plants will utilize a state of the art process controller. The operator will be able to monitor and control the process through a man machine interface package. The PLC furnished control will increase reliability and flexibility of system control and the compressors will be controlled with PLC logic in lieu of local panels. All system alarm and shutdown conditions will be monitored and appropriate response initiated by the PLC system. Further provision exists for the manufacturer to provide technical support by connecting the complete control system with Internet access.

The product will be stored in liquid form in a tank farm consisting of 6 tanks of 500 tons nominal storage interconnected with the ability to isolate individual tanks with automated control valves and will be complete with truck load-out stations.
An alliance is proposed with the region's leading logistics providers to distribute CO2 to end users in GCC, Egypt and Turkey. State of the art facilities are proposed to monitor inventories in all customer locations and to integrate it with RF based vehicle tracking system to ensure availability of supply at all times for all end users. A network of pipelines also will be included in the plan to transport CO2 for EOR purposes to the oil fields.
While the quality control instrumentation can monitor the quality of CO2 produced online for food & beverage grade specification (International Society of Beverage Technologists-ISBT & European Union Industrial Gas Association – EUIA), the company proposes to involve third party quality control checks. This is considered necessary since beverage & food industry users have enhanced their quality demands for their CO2 product due to contamination incidents reported in the last few years elsewhere.
With the introduction of the CO2 recovery facility, Kuwait will be driven into emission control of a major greenhouse gas thereby contributing to the efforts of the Kyoto Protocol and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Control and businesses in the region are awaiting the emergence of a robust and economical supply of CO2 in order for them to introduce CO2 based applications. EOR based schemes, which are predominantly the major users of CO2 worldwide, are currently underway in Kuwait, UAE (Abu Dhabi), Oman, and are expected to be introduced shortly in other GCC countries.