Sojitz and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Complete Largest Fertilizer Plant in Turkmenistan
Oct. 17, 2014
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.
Sojitz Corporation (Sojitz) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) announced today that they have completed construction of an ammonia and urea fertilizer plant in the city of Mary in eastern Turkmenistan. Ordered in December 2009 by Turkmenhimiya State Concern, Turkmenistan’s state owned petrochemical company headquartered in Ashgabat, the plant is the largest of its kind in the entire country.
The completed plant consists of ammonia and urea production facilities, alongside power generation, water treatment, nitrogen production and other offsite and utility facilities. It is capable of producing 1,200 tons of ammonia and 1,925 tons of urea fertilizer per day, using natural gas from nearby gas fields.
Sojitz has taken responsibility for coordinating contracts for this project, including funding support, with KHI handling the overall design of the fertilizer plant and supplying machinery.
With Sojitz’s support, KHI also received an order from the country’s state-owned gas company Türkmengaz for GtoG (gas to gasoline) production facilities in August this year. Both companies have built up/been building up excellent reputations in Turkmenistan this way.