Sittard, The Netherlands, August 23 – Stamicarbon, the Licensing and IP Center of Maire Tecnimont SpA, has signed a contract with Chemoprojekt, Czech Republic, covering the license and process design package (PDP) for a revamp of the existing urea melt plant of Azomures S.A. at Targu Mures, Romania, and for a new granulation plant alongside it.
For the revamp Stamicarbon will use its Pool Reactor design, changing the synthesis plant from a conventional 1970s design to a Urea 2000Plus™ Pool Reactor CO2 stripping plant. The revamp will also increase the capacity of the plant from its current 900 mtpd to a capacity of 1425 mtpd.
For the granulation plant the latest Stamicarbon granulation technology will be used. This technology will help Azomures comply with environmental requirements regarding dust and ammonia emissions. The granulation plant will also have a capacity of 1425 mtpd granulated urea. Start-up is planned for 2015.
The Tîrgu-Mureş Nitrogenous Fertilizer Plant – known today as AZOMUREŞ – was founded in 1962. After several periods of restructuring and privatization, the property was transferred to the Ameropa company in 2012. Azomures currently produces ammonium nitrate, calcium ammonium nitrate, urea, urea ammonium nitrate (UAN), NPK complex fertilizers and melamine. A major aim of this modernization project is to improve compliance with environmental requirements. When it is completed, not only will the plant’s production capacity be increased from 900 mtpd to 1425 mtpd; it will have much greater flexibility to respond to changes in market conditions and to domestic demand in particular. And with the new granulation unit, Azomures will be in a position to provide farmers with a premium-quality product.
Stamicarbon, the licensing and IP Center of Maire Tecnimont, is the global market leader in licensing of urea technology and services with more than 50% market share in synthesis and 32% market share in urea granulation technology. Stamicarbon has more than 65 years' experience in licensing its urea technology and services, delivering optimum environmental performance, safety, reliability and productivity at the lowest investment level. Over 260 urea plants are using its technology. In addition, it has completed over 90 revamp projects in Stamicarbon and non-Stamicarbon plants. Since 1947, Stamicarbon has been the world’s leading authority and innovator in the field of urea in close co-operation with research institutes, suppliers and customers. Stamicarbon has offices in Sittard (The Netherlands), Beijing (China) and Moscow (Russia). For further information: www.stamicarbon.com
Maire Tecnimont SpA
Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., a company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, is the holding company of an international industrial group (Maire Tecnimont Group) leader in the sectors of Engineering & Construction (E&C), Technology & Licensing and Energy & Ventures with specific skills in plant engineering in particular in the hydrocarbon industry (Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Fertilizers) and also in Power Generation and Infrastructures. The Maire Tecnimont Group is present in about 30 countries, has over 45 operating companies and about 4,200 employees, half of whom are located abroad. For further information: www.mairetecnimont.com.
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