Japanese-Turkish consortium builds chemical facility in Turkmenistan
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Jan. 6
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:
The construction of a new sulphuric acid production workshop with a capacity of 500,000 tons per year has begun at a chemical plant in the city of Turkmenabat in Lebap province, Turkmenistan, Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported today.
According to the newspaper, the period of completing all operations is 33 months. A consortium of the Japanese Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co., Ltd and Turkish Rönesans Türkmen Insaat Sanaýi we Tijaret Anonim Sirketi are charged with the design and turnkey construction of this facility upon the Turkmenchemistry state concern's order.
According to the newspaper, a certain part of the project is expected to be financed through a loan from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).
The Turkmenabat chemical plant is a single complex for the production of phosphate fertilisers and sulphuric acid. Ammonium superphosphate is its main product.
Sulphuric acid, synthetic ammonia and phosphate rock are used as the main raw materials for the phosphate fertiliser production.
According to the newspaper, sulphur, obtained in the process of natural gas purification at the domestic fuel and energy enterprises is used for the production of sulphuric acid at the Turkmenabat chemical plant.
"The new workshop is a production line of a double absorption process which comprises three stages," the newspaper reported.
The products of the new workshop are designed primarily to ensure the production of high quality phosphate fertilisers for Turkmen agriculture. Moreover, some products can be exported, the newspaper said.
translated by NH
edited by SM