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Products and solutions, 2003-01-09, 01:00 AM

Uhde to supply hydrogen production plant to Belarus

The engineering and trading company Koch-Glitsch s.r.o. in Brno/Czech Republic has commissioned Uhde GmbH, Dortmund, to carry out the engineering and procure part of the equipment for the new plant with a capacity of 39 000 Nm2/hour. Said plant will be constructed in Novopolotsk 250 kilometres north of Minsk. The hydrogen produced in this plant will be used for crude oil processing.

The contract includes the licence, basic and detail engineering for the Uhde proprietary steam reformer as well as part of the equipment, construction supervision and plant commissioning.

The contract is worth about 8 million euros. The plant is scheduled to go on stream in the forth quarter of 2003.

The major item of equipment of this plant is the steam reformer to be constructed in accordance with Uhde`s superior technology which permits a very high plant availability rate. All process sections are environment friendly and comply with the stringent European standards.

Uhde is a company in the Technologies segment of the ThyssenKrupp Group and has a workforce of 3,500 employees worldwide. The company`s activities focus on the design and construction of chemical and other industrial plants in the following fields: fertilisers, organic chemicals and plastics, electrolysis, oil, gas, refining and pharmaceuticals.

Contact:

Horst Gieseler
Public Relations
Uhde GmbH
Phone +49 (231) 547 2035
Fax +49 (231) 547 2628
E-Mail: gieselerH@tkt-uhde.thyssenkrupp.com

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