Baku, Azerbaijan, May 22
By Fakrhi Vakilov – Trend:
Uzbekistan and Germany have announced plans to construct a new chemical complex for the increased production of fertilizers in Samarkand region of Uzbekistan, Trend reports with reference to Ferkensco Management Ltd.
International expertise is provided by Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, part of the German multinational - Thyssenkrupp. The leading investor is Ferkensco Management Ltd.
The construction of the new facility is in line with the presidential decree of April 3, 2019 on reforms in the chemical industry and making it more attractive for foreign investment and presidential decree of February 1, 2019 on the development of cooperation between Uzbekistan and Germany, according to Ferkensco.
The plant will be built on an are of the Samarkand region owned by JSC Samarkandkimyo, and that potential output at the complex will include:
-Ammonium sulphate: a nitrogen/sulphur mineral fertilizer in easily digestible form
-Urea: nitrogen containing fertilizers
-Melamine: basis for high-quality polymeric materials and fillers
-Phosphorous-based fertilizers: multi-purpose complex fertilizers
It is anticipated that the output will be used domestically, with the option for increased exports.
The presidential initiatives support greater synergy between the oil and gas and agriculture sectors, and the use of a specific quality of domestic gas for fertilizer production. The petrochemical industry and fertilizers have an important role to play in boosting Uzbekistan’s economy in the future.
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