The largest project for industrial processing of natural gas in ammonia and carbamide is carried out by specialists of a consortium created by the Japanese Mitsubishi Corporation and Turkey’s Gap Insaat as part of the Calik Holding (Turkey) group of companies.
The project is being implemented by the order of the Turkmenhimiya State Concern.
The specialists are carrying out the start-up and adjustment work on technological and auxiliary equipment for carbamide production in the city of Garabogaz in the Balkan district of Turkmenistan.
Emergency diesel generators, air supply units have been prepared, testing of high-pressure pipelines, as well as construction of a gas supply pipeline is nearing completion.
In accordance with the directorate of the companies under construction, Mitsubishi Corporation assembled more than 82% of the equipment necessary for the start-up of the company.
Turkey’s Gap Insaat, which carried out construction work at the object by over 80%, is building social facilities for future specialists of the company.
Currently, more than 5,600 workers, over 5,000 of which are Turkmen specialists, as well as 374 units of construction, special machinery and mechanisms are involved in establishing the new company in the Balkan district.
With the use of modern technologies, large-scale production is being created, which allows to organize deep processing of natural gas and manufacture of products, which meet international quality standards.
The technologies of the Danish Haldor Topse and the US UOP LLC will be used in ammonia production. The technology of the Italian Saipem company will be used in the carbamide synthesis section.
The technology of the Netherlands’ Uhde Fertilizer Technology will be used while granulating the concentrated carbamide solution.
Training of qualified personnel was organized at the company with a view to successfully master the latest technologies applied during the production.
To this end, over 270 people, who expressed desire to work at the new company, were trained in the Garabogaz branch of the Turkmenabat vocational school “Turkmenhimiya” under the guidance of teachers and specialists of chemical industrial companies of Turkmenistan.
Under the project, the new carbamide plant will produce mineral fertilizers from raw materials supplied from gas fields through gas transmission system.
The company will produce 1.155 million tons of carbamide per year and 3,500 tons of carbamide per day. The annual volume of nitrogen fertilizers produced in the country will exceed 2 million tons.
Around a third of these products will be supplied to the domestic market, while the rest will be directed to export.
Currently, the reconstruction of the berth in Garabogaz, from which the fertilizers in demand on the world market will be transported by sea, is underway.
The construction of a plant is expected to be completed in June 2018. About 900 workplaces will be created at the plant.
This plant is expected to be the largest enterprise of this kind in Turkmenistan and the cost of the contract is approximately $1.3 billion.
The presence of the richest raw materials allows Turkmenistan to become one of the largest producers of iodine, bromine and a wide range of other chemical products. The construction of the Garabogaz plant is another important step towards the country’s approval of the status of an industrial power. (AzerNews/Business World Magazine)