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Stamicarbon to Build Ultra-Low Energy Urea Plant in China

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Stamicarbon, a part of Maire Tecnimont Group, and Jiujiang Xinlianxin Fertilizer have signed contracts for the licensing of technology and for the delivery of proprietary equipment for a new ultra-low energy urea plant to be built in Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China.

Sittard/Belgium — This grass root project follows a smaller revamp project between the parties in 2016. The scope of the project comprises the license, the process design package (PDP), the delivery of proprietary high pressure equipment in Safurex and associated services for both the urea melt plant and the finishing by prilling. The urea plant is based on the supplier’s Launch Melt Ultra-Low Energy Design with a Pool Reactor. Plant start-up is planned for the end of 2020.

According to the company, this technology not only leads to a significant reduction in energy cost of a urea plant and therefore in Opex, but it also reduces the carbon footprint substantially in comparison with other types of urea plants.