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Fertz major EuroChem nears decision on new ammonia, urea, and methanol plants

31.07.2019


KINGISEPP (ICIS)–EuroChem is nearing a final decision on ambitious plans for new ammonia, urea, and methanol plants in northwest Russia to serve international markets, two executives from the Switzerland-headquartered fertilizer group disclosed on Tuesday. The green light for a 1m tonne/year ammonia facility; 1.1m-1.5m tonne/year granular urea plant; and a 1.8m tonne/year methanol manufacturing unit…



SOCAR, Tekfen sign memorandum on construction

04.06.2019


A meeting was held on May 31 between Rovnag Abdullayev, President of Azerbaijan’s SOCAR, and Murat Gigin, Chairman of Turkey’s Tekfen, Trend reports referring to SOCAR. At the meeting, the parties signed a memorandum on the construction of a new carbamide plant in Azerbaijan. Based on the experience gained in the construction of the existing…



Stamicarbon signs contract for urea melt and granulation plant for ShchekinoAzot in Russia

08.05.2019


Stamicarbon BV (Sittard, the Netherlands; www.stamicarbon.com), the innovation and license company of Maire Tecnimont Group, has signed a contract for license, process design package (PDP) and proprietary equipment supply for a grass root urea melt and granulation plant for ShchekinoAzot, to be built in Pervomayskiy, Tula region, Russia. The scope of work for Stamicarbon is…



NIIK to increase urea unit capacity at Acron site, Russia

15.04.2019


NIIK and Novgorodsky GIAP have signed a contract to upgrade the sixth urea unit at Acron site, Veliky Novgorod, Russia, by increasing capacity to 2050 tpd. The basis of the process is the advanced stripping technology concept, which has been realised after previous enhancement projects in India with 2500 tpd-capacity result. Key features Low cost…



Shchekinoazot chooses Topsoe ammonia technology for new plant

01.04.2019


United chemical company Shchekinoazot has selected Haldor Topsoe as licensor of ammonia technology for the construction of a new ammonia and urea plant. Located in the Tula region of Russia, the plant will have a capacity of 1500 t of ammonia per day and 2000 t of urea/day. “This project will ensure the qualitative development…



NIIK commissions new urea production unit for Acron

07.12.2018


NIIK, the Russian engineering company, has commissioned a new urea production unit, built with its own URECON®2006 technology. The project was completed last month at the Acron Group site in Veliky Novgorod, Russia. URECON®2006 is a patented liquid recycle technology, which has been tested successfully during reconstructions of low capacity units. This process utilises brand…



Production begins at EuroChem urea ammonium sulphate facility in Russia


EuroChem Group AG has started production at Russia’s first urea ammonium sulphate (UAS) facility. The new facility, built in partnership with Stamicarbon, is projected to reach a final production capacity of 600 tpd. It officially came online today at EuroChem’s Novomoskovskiy Azot plant, located about 200 km (120 miles) south of Moscow. “Novomoskovskiy Azot has…



EuroChem Opens $16M Urea Phosphate Plant in Europe

16.10.2018


Swiss fertilizer producer EuroChem Group AG recently opened a new, $16 million production plant for water-soluble crystalline urea phosphate in Kedainiai, Lithuania, the firm announced in a press release Friday. Operated through a subsidiary, Lifosa, the plant has a capacity of 25,000 mt/yr of the fertilizer, expanding its product offerings. The company currently produces Diammonium…



Kemerovo Azot will invest in hydrogen

12.07.2018


Kemerovo Azot intends to build new facilities totalling 6 bn RUB. This money will be spent on the construction of nitric acid and hydrogen units. The financial partner to the project is VTB. The enterprise has concluded contracts for equipment design and delivery, and for the construction of combined units with Linde AG, KBR and…



URALCHEM has spent 270m RUB on environmental, energy saving and resource economy projects

05.07.2018


URALCHEM carried on financing nature protection, energy saving and resource economy in 2017. Top priorities include mitigation of environmental impact and smart use of natural and energy sources. A total of 270m RUB were allocated on these objectives last year. The company carries out regular work for enhancing process flows and upgrading and restoring waste…