Turkmen plant increases production of sodium sulfate
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 17
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:
Turkmenistan’s Garabogazkarbamid urea and ammonia plant produced 383 tons of sodium sulfate, which is 3.6 times higher than in the same period last year, Trend reports with reference to the Business Turkmenistan information portal.
The plant began to produce sodium sulfate, both on the domestic market and abroad.
In addition to sodium sulfate, the plant manufactured 766,500 tons of concentrated nitrogen fertilizer-urea during the same period.
The Garabogazkarbamid plant uses 660,000 tons of ammonia obtained from natural gas as the main raw material for the production of 1.2 million tons of urea per year.
As reported, since the beginning of this year, the Garabogazkarbamid plant has sent abroad two-thirds of the fertilizers produced - 261,000 tons. The products were loaded onto a dry cargo ship at the modernized sea pier in Garabogaz city.
In September, the Consortium of the Mitsubishi Corporation (Japan) and Gap Insaat (Turkey) companies commissioned a major gas chemical complex worth $1.5 billion in Garabogaz city of the Balkan region in Turkmenistan.
This complex is designed to produce 1.1 million tons of urea per year. The technology of the Danish Haldor Topsoe AS company, the US UOP company, the Italian Saipem company, and the Dutch Uhde Fertilizer Technology company were used in the project.
With the commissioning of the new facility, the annual volume of nitrogen fertilizers produced in the country exceeded two million tons. About one-third of these products are supplied to the domestic market, the rest is sent for export.
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