Japanese-Turkish consortium constructing big carbamide plant in Turkmenistan
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 4
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend
A carbamide production plant is being rapidly constructed in Garabogaz city of the Turkmen Balkan region, Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported.
The specialists of the consortium, created by Japanese Mitsubishi Corporation and Turkish Gap Insaat company launched start-up operations in June.
The technology of the Danish Haldor Topsoe company and the US UOP LLC will be used in the ammonia production process.
The technology of the Italian Saipem company will be used in the carbamide synthesis process.
According to the project, the plant will produce mineral fertilizers from raw materials supplied from gas fields via the East-West gas pipeline, namely, 2,000 tons of ammonia and 3,500 tons of carbamide daily.
Earlier it was reported that it would be the biggest enterprise in the country and the contract was estimated at approximately $1.3 billion.
The commissioning of the enterprise will increase the profitability of the chemical industry.
The annual volume of nitrogen fertilizers produced in the country will exceed 2 million tons. Around a third of those products will be supplied to the domestic market and the rest will be exported.
It will be possible to supply the products to consumers via vehicles and vessels as a result of the convenient location of the enterprise on the shores of the Caspian Sea.