Mosaic on Thursday awarded Technip with the front-end
engineering and design (FEED) contract, as well as preparation
of the corresponding engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) proposal, for a
new ammonia plant under consideration in
Mosaics preference is to locate the proposed plant
adjacent to the companys existing Faustina fertilizer
manufacturing operations in St. James Parish, Louisiana. It
would have a capacity of 2,200 tpd.
Mosaic is the worlds largest producer of finished
phosphate products, with annual production capacity greater
than the next two largest producers combined. The
companys plan is to backward integrate more fully into
ammonia production by expanding its present capacity at
The proposed design of the plant would feature Haldor
Topsøe proprietary ammonia process technology that Technip has
successfully engineered and constructed in projects for more than 40 years,
according to the company.
Technip will also perform the preliminary design work for the
plant offsites, utilities, interconnections, and other
supporting units for the facility.
Technips operating center in Houston will execute
the FEED contract in collaboration with its engineering
center in Rome, Italy. The development of the FEED and
corresponding EPC proposal began in November 2012. Bboth are
targeted for completion by mid-2013.
Technip is delighted to have been awarded this contract
together with our long-term, tier-one partner Haldor
Topsøe," said David Dickson, Technips senior
vice president for North America.
"The proposed Mosaic ammonia facility would be one of the most
modern and efficient in operation in the Americas. This award
confirms once again the position of the team Haldor
Topsøe/Technip as one of the recognized leaders in
ammonia technology, as well as EPC services,
in the US and around the world."