Fertilizer Plant Mitsubishi Heavy Industries receives large-scale fertilizer plant order

Editor: Manja Wühr

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), jointly with Apex Energy of Malaysia, and PT Rekayasa Industri in Indonesia, has received an order from Petronas Chemical Fertilizer Sabah for a project to construct a large-scale ammonia/urea fertilizer plant.

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries receives large-scale fertilizer plant order (Pictures: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries receives large-scale fertilizer plant order (Pictures: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries)

According to MHI the plant will be the first large-scale fertilizer plant order from Malaysia in 15 years since 1996 when MHI received an order from Petronas.

The new urea fertilizer plant will be built in Sipitang, approximately 145 kilometers southwest of Kota Kitabalu, the mercantile city in Sabah State on the Island of Borneo. Using natural gas as its feedstock, the plant will have a capacity to produce 2,100 mtpd (metric tons per day) of ammonia and 3,850 mtpd of urea fertilizer. It will adopt process technologies from Haldor TopsΦe of Denmark, Saipem of Italy, and Uhde Fertilizer Technology of the Netherlands. The plant is slated to go into production in 2015.

The order calls for plant engineering, procurement and construction (EPC). MHI, as leader of the consortium, will be responsible for the basic and detailed design work, the procurement of equipment and the dispatch of technical advisors for installation and test operation. Apex Energy and PT Rekayasa Industri will take charge of a portion of the equipment procurement and construction work.

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