France's Technip awarded contract for new ammonia unit in Brazil

19 September 2011 07:50  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Technip has been awarded a contract by Brazilian energy major Petrobras for basic and front end engineering services on a grassroots fertilizer complex to be located at Uberaba in Brazil, the French petrochemicals-engineering firm said on Monday.

The fertilizer complex will comprise a 1,500 tonne/day ammonia unit based on technology by Denmark-based engineering firm Haldor Topsoe, Technip said in a statement.

The complex is scheduled to be in operation within the second semester of 2015 and will contribute to lower Brazil’s dependence on ammonia imports, it said.

Overall engineering activities are scheduled to be completed within the first half of 2012, the statement said.

The basic engineering design will be developed by Haldor Topsoe and Technip’s operating centre in Rome, Italy, while Technip’s operating centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will execute the front end engineering design, it added.

Financial details of the contract were not disclosed.

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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