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The urea facility in Azerbaijan is 98% complete

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SOCAR has 98,1% completed project works on the urea facility.

Engineering and procurement are 100% accomplished, construction activities – 93,3%, civil works – 99,8%, equipment installation – 88,5 %.

The completion of construction activities is scheduled for the late 2017, with commissioning to be carried out since the beginning of the next year. The launch of production is scheduled for H1 2018.

The designed capacity is estimated at 2k tpd of urea. The fourth of yield will be delivered to the internal market, while the rest will be exported to Turkey, Georgia, and Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea markets.

Samsung Engineering is the General Contractor, but it is not licensed for ammonia production, which is the urea manufacture intermediary. So the license agreements with Haldor Topsoe and Stamicarbon were signed.

The production will be eco-friendly, with no emissions. The facility will be fully autonomous, with electricity generated onsite. The energy consumption is estimated at 25-26 MWh.

Initially the funding was attracted from the state budget, but later it was switched to project financing. The Eximbank has allocated a 500m EUR loan to finish the construction.

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