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ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions receives fertilizer plant contract from Belarus  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Belarus-based Grodno Azot has placed an order with plant engineering specialists ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG (Hamburg, Germany; www.thyssenkrupp-uhde.com) for the planning and delivery of a nitric acid plant and a plant for the production of the liquid fertilizer urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) based on the Uhde process. The facilities will be integrated into the company’s existing chemical plant in the regional capital Grodno in the west of Belarus. The new complex comprises a 1,200-ton/d nitric-acid plant and a UAN plant with a daily capacity of 3,395 ton/d of liquid urea ammonium nitrate solution with a nitrogen content of 32%. The order awarded to the Process Technologies business unit (Uhde) of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions comprises basic and detail engineering, the supply of equipment and material, and supervision of the installation and startup of the plant. Start-up is scheduled for 2016. "We develop all our technologies based on the needs and requirements of people and the environment. The population is growing, land available for agricultural use is disappearing. That means that more food has to be grown for more people on an ever smaller area of land. And the processes used for this have to be eco-friendly,…
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