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Maire Tecnimont awarded USD185 MN urea def project in the United States

11.04.2022 - 08:05

  • EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management) project awarded for a 1,500 tons per day urea diesel exhaust fluid plant

Milan, 11 April 2022 - Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its main subsidiaries Tecnimont S.p.A. and Tecnimont USA has been awarded a new urea Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) project in the United States, by the same leading global chemicals producer that recently awarded to Tecnimont a blue ammonia project in the Country. 

The contract value is approximately USD 185 MN. The urea DEF plant, which will be based on Stamicarbon’s proprietary technology (part of Maire Tecnimont Group), entails a 1,500 tons per day urea production unit plus the necessary utilities and facilities, including a CO2 purification plant. Project Completion is expected as early as 2025. Once completed, the plant will receive the ammonia from the above-mentioned Blue Ammonia plant.  

The plant will produce Diesel Exhaust Fluid (a high-purity urea aqueous solution, known as AdBlue® in Europe) which is added to diesel engines to limit the emission of nitrogen oxides during the combustion process, thus significantly reducing the environmental impact of such emissions. 

The contract's scope of work includes supply of technology, full engineering activities and supply of all materials and equipment as well as construction supervision services. Construction activities will be the responsibility of an external party not belonging to Maire Tecnimont Group under a different contract, directly awarded by the client. Such contractual strategy is typically implemented in the United States to better optimize the construction activities and mitigate Maire Tecnimont Group’s risks. It also leverages Tecnimont USA’s expertise in managing complex projects, while valorizing local content in the Country.

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group CEO, commented: ”This new contract awarded on the back of the Blue Ammonia one confirms our steady growth in the United States downstream market with innovative projects aimed at reducing the plants’ carbon footprint. These two back-to-back contracts represent the perfect example of our technology-driven strategy: leveraging synergies within our Group through Stamicarbon’s undisputed leadership in urea technology, Tecnimont’s strong capability as an EPCM contractor and our deep knowledge of the US energy arena and its players.”  

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, heads an industrial group which leads the global natural resource processing industry (downstream oil & gas plant engineering, with technological and executive expertise). Its subsidiary NextChem operates in the field of green chemicals and technologies in support of the energy transition. The Maire Tecnimont Group operates in 45 countries, through 50 companies and about 9,100 people. For further information: www.mairetecnimont.com.

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