In the city of Garabogaz, the start-up and adjustment works on auxiliary equipment started at the plant that is currently under construction for the industrial processing of natural gas into ammonia and urea.
The new plant will produce mineral fertilizers from natural gas. The plant will produce 3,500 tons per day, and more than 1.15 million tons of carbamide (urea) per year.
The technology of the Danish company Haldor Topsoe AS and the American company UOP will be used in the production of ammonia, and the Italian company Saipem’s technology will be used in the urea synthesis.
The specialists of the consortium of Mitsubishi Corporation (Japan) and Gap Inshaat (Turkey), who are implementing this largest project, have almost completed the main construction works and installation of process equipment in the ammonia and urea shops.
With the introduction of the new enterprise, the annual volume of nitrogen fertilizers produced in the country will exceed 2 million tons. About a third of this production will be supplied to the domestic market, and the rest – for export.
Now a pier is being reconstructed in Garabogaz, from where finished products will be sent to consumers by sea vessels. In June, the plant and the pier will be ready for export sales.