Turkmenistan plans new ammonia, urea complex
The complex will consist of an ammonia plant with production capacity of 2,000 tpd and a urea plant with production capacity of 3,500 tpd, as well as other related infrastructure and delivery facilities.
Mitsubishi Corp. (MC) and GAP Instaat Yatirim ve Dis Ticaret
AS (GAP) have reached an agreement with the government of
Turkmenistan for the construction
of a large-scale
fertilizer plant in Turkmenistan.
will be undertaken in
collaboration with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for
Turkmen state-owned company, Turkmenhimiya.
The plant, to be constructed in Garabogaz, northwest of the
country along the Caspian Sea, will be the largest urea
fertilizer plant in the country, with contracts amounting to
some $1.3 billion.
The complex will consist of an ammonia plant with production
capacity of 2,000 tpd and a urea plant with production
capacity of 3,500 tpd, as well as other related
infrastructure and delivery facilities
MC and MHI will be responsible for the design, manufacture,
procurement and commissioning of the plant while GAP, which
falls under Turkeys largest conglomerate Calik Holding,
will be responsible for all construction
detail engineering and design. MC will execute this contract
with the cooperation of Mitsubishi Corp. Machinery.
Turkmenistan has had steady economic growth in recent years
due to its natural gas reserves, the fourth largest in the
world. The Turkmen government is also actively seeking to
enhance the value added component of natural gas products as
well as expanding and diversifying exports and sales in the
of this fertilizer
plant is therefore consistent with that strategy, as it will
enable the increase of fertilizer exports to countries around
the world in response to growing agricultural food
production, according to company officials.
Through this project
, the partners are aiming
to improve their presence in the oil and gas based chemical /
fertilizer plant market in central Asia, Africa and the
Middle East and expect to be awarded similar such project
s in the future.