Brunei: Fertilizer Production Thyssen Krupp Awarded Major Contract for Fertilizer Plant in Brunei
Thyssen Krupp has received a new order from the state-owned Brunei Fertilizer Industries. The fully integrated, state-of-the-art fertilizer complex will comprise an ammonia plant with a daily capacity of 2,200 metric tons as well as a urea plant and a urea granulation plant both with a capacity of 3,900 tons per day.
Essen/Germany — The contract for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a new fertilizer production facility was signed on August 26, 2017 and is expected to come into effect later this year. The new greenfield fertilizer complex will will be located in the Sungai Liang Industrial Park right next to Brunei’s well-established oil and gas industry.
The company's scope of supply for this fertilizer complex will include the engineering, supply of equipment, erection, supervision of construction and commissioning as well as various offsite and related utility systems.
Brunei is one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of natural gas. The new plant project will support the government’s long-term development strategy to diversify the country’s economy. As one of the key investment sectors, the development of downstream activities in the petrochemical industry will help better utilize the main economic resources available: oil and gas.
After its planned completion in 2021, the plant will use parts of Brunei’s large natural gas reserves as feedstock to produce high-quality nitrogen fertilizer mainly for the export market. Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for plant growth and therefore a key agricultural input.