Stamicarbon and Hubei Sanning Chemical Industrial have signed contracts for the licensing of technology and the delivery of proprietary equipment for a grass root urea plant with a capacity of 2,334 mtpd, to be built in Zhijiang, Hubei, China.
Sittard/The Netherlands — This project already represents the second plant contracted in China within one year. This plant is also going to use the novel Ultra-Low Energy Design of Maire Tecnimont’s license company, which is said to lead to about 40 % reduction in steam consumption in urea plants.
The scope of the contract includes License, Process Design Package (PDP), and delivery of High Pressure Equipment and associated services for the urea plant. The scope of the HP Equipment includes the new design of the Safurex Pool Reactor which was adapted and perfected for the Ultra-Low Energy Design. The finishing will be prilling. Start-up of the plant is expected at the end of 2019.