Turkey: Urea and UAN Facility Maire Tecnimont Signs 223 Million Dollar EPC Contract in Turkey
The contract has been signed between Maire Tecnimont’s subsidiary Tecnimont and Gemlik Gübre for the construction of a new urea and urea ammonium nitrate solution (UAN) facility in Turkey. The new plant is expected to have a capacity of 1,640 MTPD of granular urea and 500 MTPD of UAN.
Milan/Italy – Maire Tecnimont has recently announced that its subsidiary Tecnimont has signed an EPC contract with Gemlik Gübre Sanayii Anonim Şirketi for a value of approximately 223 million dollars. The project is related to the implementation of a new urea and UAN (Urea Ammonium Nitrate solution) plant in Gemlik, 125 km south of Istanbul, Turkey.
The plant will have the capacity of 1,640 MTPD of granular urea and 500 MTPD of UAN, and will run on the market leading urea technology of Stamicarbon, a fully owned subsidiary of the Group. The scope of work concerns the execution of engineering, supply of all equipment and materials and construction and erection works. Project completion is planned within about three years of its effectiveness.
Gemlik Gübre belongs to Yildirim Holding, a multi-billion dollar, diversified Group active in several fields from chemicals and fertilisers to ports and logistics, to metals and mining. Ammonia and other fertilisers are already produced in the same industrial facility, with direct access to a Mediterranean sea port.
Ali Rıza Yıldırım, Chairman of the Gemlik Gübre, commented: “The signing of this agreement is the first step of a great cooperation. We entrust Tecnimont and believe that we will achieve great success together worldwide”.
Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group CEO, commented: “We are extremely proud of this new achievement that confirms the Group leadership in the fertiliser sector and allows us to expand our geographical footprint in a strategic market such as Turkey”.
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