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thyssenkrupp to help build new Uzbekistan chemical complex, Ferkensco says

A new chemical complex aimed at increasing the production of fertilisers in Uzbekistan is to be built, with help from thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, lead investor Ferkensco Management Ltd reports.

The construction of the new facility is in line with the Presidential Decree of April 3, 2019 on reforms in the chemical industry and making it more attractive for foreign investment, and The Presidential Decree of February 1, 2019 on the development of cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and Germany, according to Ferkensco.

It is expected that the new complex will be built in the Samarkand region (pictured), on territory owned by JSC Samarkandkimyo, and that potential output at the complex will include ammonium sulphate, urea, melamine and phosphorous-based fertilisers, with the output to be used domestically, but with the option for increased exports.

“The Presidential Initiatives support increased synergies between the oil and gas and agriculture sectors, and the use of a specific quality of domestic gas for fertiliser production,” Ferkensco said, adding: “The petrochemical industry and fertilisers have an important role to play in growing Uzbekistan’s economy in the upcoming years.”

thyssenkrupp wins EPC contract for Egypt fertiliser complex

thyssenkrupp’s plant engineering business says it has won a major order from Egypt chemical and fertiliser manufacturer NCIC (El Nasr Company for Intermediate Chemicals).

The order for the engineering, procurement and construction of the fertiliser complex will see thyssenkrupp realise the project in a consortium with the Egyptian company PETROJET. thyssenkrupp said the order value is in the “mid-three-digit million euro range”.

Marcel Fasswald, CEO of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, said: “We have a particularly successful partnership with Egypt stretching back more than 160 years which offers great potential for the future. Our longstanding experience in plant construction, our strong local presence and close collaboration with our customers form the basis for our success and strong market position in the region.”

Ralf Richmann, CEO Fertilizer & Syngas Technologies, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, said: “To date, we have planned and built 16 of the 17 existing nitrogen fertiliser plants in the country and are delighted that another state-of-the-art plant will now be added.”

The new fertiliser complex will be built in Ain El Sokhna, around 100 km southeast of Cairo, close to the existing NCIC phosphatic and compound fertiliser complex. It is expected to go into operation in 2022 and produce up to 440,000 t of ammonia, 380,000 t of urea and 300,000 t of calcium ammonium nitrate every year.

The new plants are part of NCIC’s plans to expand its current product portfolio to include high-quality nitrogen fertiliser for the local and export markets. Nitrogen is a key nutrient for plant growth and of critical importance for industrial agriculture.