Recently the performance test of the new built ammonia-urea complex of Egyptian Chemical & Fertilizers Industry – KIMA was successfully completed and the plants were handed over to the customer.
The construction was a joint project between Tecnimont and Stamicarbon – two sister companies within the Maire Tecnimont Group – as EPC contractor and urea technology licensor respectively.
The fertilizer complex consists of:
a 1200 tpd ammonia plant, using KBR’s Purifier technology.
a 1575 tpd urea melt plant, using Stamicarbon’s Pool Reactor Design.
a 1575 tpd urea granulation plant, using Stamicarbon’s Granulation Design.
The plants are situated in the Aswan Governorship in Upper Egypt.
While working in the difficult conditions caused by Covid-19. Stamicarbon employees supported KIMA in such a way that they were able to run the plant properly and meet the guarantee figures, while Stamicarbon staff returned home just before the lockdown and assisted them further via digital communication tools. The Tecnimont team stayed onsite and had to take special precautions and find new solutions to secure the health and safety of personnel.
With this project Stamicarbon now has 10 urea plants licensed and in operation in Egypt, with the next one already being designed.
Source: Petroleum Africa