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Significant contract award for integrated ammonia and urea complex

The complex will have a capacity of 4,600 MTPD of ammonia and 8,000 MTPD of urea in two production trains. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

NextChem Holding, a subsidiary of MAIRE S.p.A., through Stamicarbon, has been awarded licensing and proprietary equipment contracts for an ammonia and urea complex in sub-Saharan Africa

The complex in will have a capacity of 4,600 MTPD of ammonia and 8,000 MTPD of urea in two production trains. Expected to be operational in 2026, the project is being delivered to address the mounting demand for high-quality fertilisers in the region and will make use of Stamicarbon’s leading nitrogen technology and proprietary equipment. This will allow the complex to reduce energy consumption and minimise ammonia emissions. 

The overall value of the contracts is approximately US$111mn, making it the largest award presented to Stamicarbon to date. It follows the licensing and process design package contracts that were awarded by the client last year.

Alessandro Bernini, MAIRE CEO, commented, “We are very proud of this project, which will adhere to the highest environmental standards, thanks to cutting-edge technologies able to maximise energy efficiency and effectively reduce emissions. 

“Such a scope is in line with MAIRE’s ten-year strategic plan to support the global food security and agricultural industry with innovative and sustainable solutions. This record-breaking award, which will generate a double-digit profitability, further confirms our global leadership in nitrogen technological solutions and our concrete commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of the fertiliser industry in the region, where we are creating value to support its industrial and social development.”