January 23, 2023

Técnicas Reunidas wins an engineering contract to develop the largest ammonium production plant of Kazakhstan

  • The Spanish company has been selected by KAZAZOT, the leading company in the fertilizer industry in the Republic of Kazakhstan, through a FEED OBE contract (front-end engineering design/open book estimation).
  • Construction of the plant will be undertaken by Técnicas Reunidas through an EPC contract (engineering, procurement and construction), once the FEED is finalized and financing is closed.
  • The plant will be a reference in its sector at an international scale due to the minimization of its environmental impact and substantial improving efficiencies.

KAZAZOT, the leading company in the fertilizer industry in Kazakhstan, has selected Técnicas Reunidas as the contractor to develop a new Ammonium, Urea, Nitric Acid and Ammonium Nitrate Complex.

With a total investment of approximately $1 billion, the plant will be located in Aktau, Mangistau Oblast, in the southwestern side of the country.

Técnicas Reunidas will first carry out the engineering design under a FEED OBE contract (front-end engineering design/open book estimation) that will require about 200.000 engineering hours. This work will be executed at its Madrid headquarters and it is expected to be completed in the current year.

Once accomplished all work and obtained the related financial resources, Técnicas Reunidas will execute the full engineering, procurement and construction of the plant through an EPC contract.

It is worth recalling in this regard that the company has a long experience in the conversion of FEED OBE contracts into EPC contracts. In this case, the initial FEED OBE contract, for 16.75 million euros, will be followed on completion by an EPC contract for the total construction of the facility, which, as mentioned above, will amount to about 1 billion dollars.

The new world scale complex will have the capacity to produce 660,000 tons per year of ammonia, 577,500 tons per year of urea, 395,000 tons per year of nitric acid and 500,000 tons per year of ammonium nitrate.

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