In collaboration with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Haldor
Topsoe has been selected for the design of a new ammonia
plant for a major fertilizer project in Turkmenistan, the
company announced on Wednesday.
has been awarded by State
Concern Turkmenhimiya, a state-owned chemical company in
Turkmenistan and also includes project
partners Mitsubishi Corp.
and the Turkish construction
company GAP Insaat.
The fertilizer plant is scheduled to go on stream in June
2018 and will become the largest in Turkmenistan, located in
the city of Garabogaz on the coast of the Caspian Sea in the
northwestern part of the country.
Using Turkmenistan's abundant natural gas reserve as feedstock
, the plant will have a
daily capacity of 2,000 metric tons of ammonia and 3,500
metric tons of urea.
Haldor Topsoe will be responsible for the engineering design
of the ammonia plant with special emphasis on minimizing the
al impact from
production by featuring a SCR (selective catalytic reduction)
unit, which can treat the flue gas from the
facility reducing NOx pollution.
Besides engineering design and licensing, the delivery from
Haldor Topsoe also includes proprietary hardware related to
the ammonia process technology
as well as catalysts.
The award of the contract is a continuation of a
collaboration between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Haldor
Topsoe that currently have three other ammonia related project
s under construction
, according to company
The fertilizer plant represents one of two major contracts in
Turkmenistan that has been awarded to Haldor Topsoe this
month. On August 26, Haldor Topsoe said it had won a major
contract for the construction
of a major plant
focused on the conversion of natural gas into synthetic
This plant will be based on Haldor Topsoes
(Topsoe improved gasoline synthesis) technology
, and will become the
first full-scale large commercial facility in the world using