MHI and Mitsubishi Corp. to build large-scale Fertilizer Plant in Uzbekistan

Fertilizer Plant Project

MHI and Mitsubishi Corp. to build large-scale Fertilizer Plant in Uzbekistan

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) will build a large scale ammonia and urea fertilizer production plant for Navoiyazat JSC, a chemical production company of Uzkimyosanoat JSC, that manages chemical enterprises in Uzbekistan. An EPCC contract with Navoiyazat JSC will soon take effects.
(ed. WoMaMarcel - 24/7/2015)
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Tokyo, Japan – The fertilizer plant will be built in Navoiy, a city in the central region of the country. Utilizing Uzbekistan's abundant natural gas resources as feedstock, the plant will have the capacity to produce 2000 mtpd (metric tons per day) of ammonia and 1750 mtpd of urea supergranules using the state-of-the art technologies and licenses from world leading companies. MHI will be responsible for fertilizer plant design, manufacture and procurement of equipment, on-site construction work and commissioning. MC, jointly with Mitsubishi Corporation Machinery, Inc., will handle transportation of plant equipment.

Uzbekistan became an independent state after the breakup of the former Soviet Union in 1991. Thanks to successful market-oriented economic reforms, the country has maintained a high economic growth rate of 7 to 9% since 2004. Along with this economic development, Uzbekistan is conducting a program to modernize its infrastructure and production facilities with introduction of modern and energy efficient technologies. The new fertilizer plant construction project is part of this initiative. The project also aligns with Japanese government efforts to support infrastructure system exports, and is expected to contribute to the economic development of Uzbekistan.

Uzkimyosanoat manages a number of companies, including 14 chemical enterprises; 13 regional distribution and logistics companies; 2 freight forwarding companies, a brokerage company and 2 research and design institutes. The total number of employees exceeds 48,000. The products manufactured by them include mineral fertilizers; inorganic products; and organic chemistry, acids, synthetic fibers, polymeric materials and household goods.

Currently Uzkimyosanoat started implementation of several big projects aimed for diversification and production of high value added products, such as automobile tires, conveyer belts, polyvinylchloride (PVC), caustic soda, methanol, NPK fertilizers and others.

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