Turkey’s Bagfas to revamp calcium ammonium nitrate plant

22 December 2016 15:54 Source:ICIS News

TORONTO (ICIS)--Bagfas Bandirma Gubre Fabrikalari AS (Bagfas) plans to revamp its calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN) plant on the south coast of the Marmara Sea, Turkey, Canadian energy and petrochemicals engineer SNC-Lavalin said on Thursday.

With the revamp, Bagfas aims to "achieve the plant's capacity performance" of 2,000 tonnes/day for CAN and 1,550 tonnes/day for stabilised ammonium nitrate, according to SNC, which won an engineering contract for the work.

"At the end of the contract, which is estimated to last approximately eight and a half months, the plant is expected to reach its design production capacity, estimated at 660,000 tonnes/year of granular calcium ammonium nitrate", SNC added.

It did not disclose financial details, and it did not say by when exactly the revamp is expected to be completed.

By Stefan Baumgarten