Toyo to engineer new Petrobras ammonia plant
The project scope covers licensing, engineering, procurement of equipment and materials, installation, commissioning and operation assistance. The plant is planned to be completed in the first half of 2017.
Toyo Engineering was awarded a contract from Brazil's
state-run oil company Petrobras to build a new 1,500 tpd
ammonia plant at Uberaba in southeastern Brazil, officials
said on Wednesday.
Toyo will work on the project in cooperation with Oleo e Gas,
a leading engineering company in Brazil.
scope covers licensing,
engineering, procurement of equipment and materials,
installation, commissioning and operation assistance. The
plant is scheduled to be completed in the first half of 2017.
Although the production of natural gas as feedstock
in Brazil is increasing
recently, the country imports most of the fertilizer it
consumes. Therefore, producing fertilizer domestically is
regarded as an important task for the nation, according to
Toyo noted that it has been awarded contracts for fertilizer
plants since it first supplied urea technology
to Petrobras in 1965,
which led to a high evaluation of Toyo's project
The demand for ammonia, which is used as feedstock
for fertilizer and
chemicals, is expected to increase worldwide. In
collaboration with US-based KBR, Toyo says it has abundant
experience on more than 80 ammonia projects worldwide.
In Brazil alone, Toyo has carried out more than 30 projects
including oil refinery
plants, gas processing
plants, gas pipelines and floating oil production units, in
addition to fertilizer plants. Currently, Toyo says it is
engaged in a large utility project
for an oil refining
complex, a gas
processing plant, floating oil production units, and others.