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MHI lands large-scale fertilizer-plant order in Malaysia  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI; Tokyo, Japan; www.mhi.co.jp), jointly with APEX Energy Sdn. Bhd. of Malaysia, and PT Rekayasa Industri (Rekind) in Indonesia, has received an order from Petronas Chemical Fertilizer Sabah Sdn. Bhd. (PCFSSB) for a project to construct a large-scale ammonia/urea fertilizer plant. PCFSSB is a subsidiary of Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG), which is an affiliate company of Petronas, the national oil company of Malaysia. The contract was signed today in Malaysia. The plant will be the first large-scale fertilizer plant order from Malaysia in 15 years since1996 when MHI received an order from Petronas . The new urea fertilizer plant will be built in Sipitang, approximately 145 km southwest of Kota Kitabalu, the mercantile city in Sabah State on the Island of Borneo. Using natural gas as its feedstock, the plant will have a capacity to produce 2,100 metric tons (m.t.) per day of ammonia and 3,850 m.t./d of urea fertilizer. It will adopt process technologies from Haldor Topsøe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark; www.topsoe.com), Saipem S.p.A. (Milan, Italy; www.saipem.com), and Uhde Fertilizer Technology B.V. (Roermond, the Netherlands; www.uhde-fertilizer-technology.com). The plant is slated to go into…
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