ThyssenKrupp Uhde awarded contract for new Turkish CAN plant

30 January 2013 16:21  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Turkey’s Bandirma Gubre Fabrikalan (BAGFAS) has awarded industrial solutions firm ThyssenKrupp Uhde a €141m ($190m) contract to supply a plant for the production of calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN), the Germany based company said on Wednesday.

The new plant will be integrated into an existing site on the south coast of the Marmara Sea, with commissioning scheduled for early 2015, ThyssenKrupp Uhde said in a statement.

The complex will comprise a 1,195 tonne/day nitric acid plant. The nitric acid can optionally be used to produce either 2,000 tonnes/day of granular CAN with a nitrogen content of 26%, or 1,550 tonnes/day of ammonium nitrate (AN).

ThyssenKrupp Uhde is also engineering and supplying an atmospheric ammonia storage tank with a capacity of 20,000 tonnes.

The plants will be built on a turnkey basis, the company added.

For ThyssenKrupp Uhde this is the second major contract to be received from BAGFAS. The first was for a mixed fertilizer (NPK) plant, a nitrophosphate (NP) plant and a diammonium phosphate (DAP) plant built on a turnkey basis at the same site in 1980.

($1 = €0.74)

By: Rebecca Clarke
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