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Toyo wins large-scale fertilizer-plant order in Indonesia

By Gerald Ondrey |

Toyo Engineering Corp. (Toyo; Chiba, Japan; www.toyo-eng.co.jp) and PT Inti Karya Persada Teknik have jointly received a notice of bidding award for a fertilizer project from the state-owned Indonesian fertilizer company, PT Pupuk Kalimantan Timur (Kaltim). The plant will be constructed in Bontang, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The $577-million contract is for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services on a lump-sum turnkey basis. As Kaltim currently operates four plants in Indonesia, the new plant will be their fifth in that country. With a production capacity of 2,700 ton/d  of ammonia and 3,500 ton/d  of urea plus utilities facilities, the new plant is in the largest class in the world. The bidding started in September 2010. A total of five groups from Europe, Korea, and Japan bid for the project, with Toyo’s  group overcoming the competition to receive the order. Toyo’s proprietary ACES21 urea synthesis technology and urea granulation technology, which reduce construction costs and energy consumption, will be employed for the facilities. Currently,  ACES21 urea synthesis technology is being used at six plants, and its urea granulation technology at 20 plants around the world. The new…
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