Turkmenistan commissions new large chemical plant
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Oct.20
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
A plant for production of ammonia and urea has been put into operation in Turkmenistan's Mary province, the country's state concern of chemical industry said.
The plant was constructed in accordance with a contract signed between Turkmenhimiya State Concern (Turkmen chemistry) and a consortium of Japanese companies, Kawasaki Plant Systems, Ltd and Sojits Corporation.
Turkish company Rönesans Türkmen Inşaat Sanayi ve Tiçaret Anonim Şirketi. Implemented the construction part of the project.
Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov attended the opening ceremony.
"Construction of modern enterprises equipped with advanced technologies will allow not only an increase in the volume of high-quality competitive products, but will also create new jobs," the state concern said.
Earlier, the project cost was estimated at $1 billion, while the design capacity of the plant was expected to be equal to 400,000 metric tons of ammonia and 640,000 metric tons of urea per year.
Turkmenistan's resource potential allows production of all kinds of mineral fertilizers in volumes fully meeting the country's domestic demand.