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21-01-2019

Neste Engineering reaches important milestone at SOCARs fertilizer plant

Neste Engineering Solutions has reached an important milestone with PMC (Project Management Consultant) project for SOCAR, the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic, in constructing a greenfield ammonia-urea fertilizer plant in Sumgayit, Azerbaijan. The inauguration of the SOCAR carbamide complex took place on 16th of January 2019 and was held by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Aliyev. The start-up of the production plant is now done and production is in operation.

This nitrogen fertilizer project belongs to the State Program on Reliable Food Supply of Population in the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2008‒2015. The main product of this plant will be granulated urea fertilizer.

“We are very happy that this project has reached another important milestone and the fertilizer plant has now been inaugurated. Our team in Azerbaijan has done a great job with this project, which is soon completed”, tells Patrick von Essen, Managing Director, Neste Engineering Solutions.

There were 2,500 to 2,700 people working on a daily basis at the project site covering over 25 hectares, the size of 60+ soccer fields. The plant itself consists of total 11,000 tons of steel structures. The new ammonia-urea complex is now in operation and it is estimated to produce 1,200 tons of ammonia and 2,000 tons of urea per day when completed.

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