MHI, Mitsubishi and GAP Insaat to build large-scale fertilizer plant in Turkmenistan
By Gerald Ondrey |
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI; Tokyo, Japan; www.mhi-global.com), working jointly with GAP Insaat Yatirim ve Dis Tiscaret A.S., a Turkish construction company and Mitsubishi Corp., will build large-scale ammonia and urea fertilizer production plants for Turkmenhimiya (TH), a state-owned chemical company in Turkmenistan. The EPCC (engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning) contract with TH will be soon signed. The fertilizer plant is slated to go on stream in June 2018.
The fertilizer plant to be ordered, the largest in Turkmenistan, will be built in Garabogaz, a city on the coast of the Caspian Sea in the northwest region of the country. Utilizing Turkmenistan’s abundant natural gas resources as feedstock, the plant will have the capacity to produce 2,000 metric tons per day (m.t./d) of ammonia and 3,500 m.t./d of urea supergranules.
The order contract will cover fertilizer plant design, equipment procurement and construction, and infrastructure improvements to the surrounding area such as road construction and temporary pier construction, as well as the construction of fertilizer product shipment facilities. MHI will be responsible for basic and detailed fertilizer plant design, manufacture and procurement…