Contract awarded for Turkmenistan fertilizer project

29 January 2010 00:09  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Kawasaki Plant Systems has awarded a licence and design contract to a subsidiary of KBR for a grassroots ammonia and urea fertilizer project in Turkmenistan, KBR said on Thursday.

The agreement with KBR subsidiary MW Kellogg includes the development of a basic engineering design package and the provision of an ammonia licence in order for Kawasaki Plant Systems to engineer, procure and build the ammonia and urea plants near the southern Turkmenistan town of Mary, KBR said.

Terms of the KBR contract were not disclosed.

A state-owned enterprise of Turkmenistan, Turkmenhimya is commissioning the project with support from Sojitz.

Kawasaki announced on 28 December it was awarded the overall engineering contract for the fertilizer complex.

The complex will use Turkmenistan’s natural gas resources as feedstock to produce 1,200 tonnes/day of ammonia and 1,925 tonnes/day of urea, Kawaski said. The complex is scheduled to go on line in 2013.

The new facility was expected to cost $650m (€462m).

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