The ammonia plant will be built in Kingisepp, Russia, within close proximity to the Group’s Phosphorit phosphate fertilizer facility. The plant will have a design capacity of 2,700 tonnes per day or 1 million tonnes per annum. In addition to the ammonia production facility, the project also includes utilities and offsites, such as a warehouse for liquid ammonia.
Maire Tecnimont subsidiaries Tecnimont SpA and Tecnimont Russia OOO, were retained for Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) work. The ammonia plant will use technology developed by KBR and will be delivered on a lump-sum turn-key basis, including utilities and offsites. The contract value is approximately EUR 660 million. The construction phase began in the third quarter of 2015 and the ammonia plant is expected to be brought online in late 2018.
“We are pleased to have launched the construction of our new ammonia production facility in Kingisepp, which is expected to be brought online in 2018. This project is part of EuroChem’s broader strategy to improve our level of self-sufficiency through greater control over our own raw materials base. The additional volumes of ammonia from the Kingisepp facility will have a direct, positive effect, on the future efficiency and reliability of our fertilizer production. This will further strengthen our business, placing us at the forefront of global fertilizer production.”
Dmitry Strezhnev, EuroChem CEO