Sittard, The Netherlands, Stamicarbon, the innovation and license company of Maire Tecnimont Group, and Hubei Sanning Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd have signed contracts for the licensing of technology and the delivery of proprietary equipment for a grass root urea plant with a capacity of 2334 mtpd, to be built in Zhijiang, Hubei, China.

This project already represents the second plant contracted in China within 1 year. This plant is also going to use the novel Ultra-Low Energy Design of Stamicarbon and confirms the interest and trust of Chinese producers in this technology. It is truly a radical innovation in energy efficiency, which will lead to about 40% reduction in steam consumption in urea plants. This is a significant reduction in energy costs and therefore in OPEX, whilst also reducing the carbon footprint substantially in comparison with other types of urea plants.

The scope of the contract includes License, Process Design Package (PDP), and delivery of High Pressure Equipment and associated services for the urea plant. The scope of the HP Equipment includes the new design of the Safurex® Pool Reactor which was adapted and perfected for the Ultra-Low Energy Design. The finishing will be prilling. Start-up of the plant is expected at the end of 2019

Stamicarbon BV

Stamicarbon, headquartered in The Netherlands, is a global leader in the design and project development of chemical plants and licensing of technologies as well as a supplier of high-end equipment and services for the petrochemical industry. This leading position is based on 70 years of experience in licensing and is maintained by its continuous innovations in technologies, products and materials. A pioneering company specialized in the fertilizer industry with a vision to help enable the world to feed itself and improve quality of life. It has licensed more than 250 urea plants and realized more than 100 revamping and optimization projects. Part of the Maire Tecnimont Group, the Stamicarbon headquarters is in Sittard, The Netherlands with a sales office in USA and representative offices in Russia and China.

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A.

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., a company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, leads an industrial group (Maire Tecnimont Group) playing a major role in the international Engineering & Construction (E&C), Technology & Licensing and Energy Business Development & Ventures markets, with specific competences in plant building, particularly in the hydrocarbons segment (Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals and Fertilizers), as well as in Power Generation and Infrastructures. The Maire Tecnimont Group operates in approximately 40 countries, through about 50 operative companies and a workforce of about 5,400 employees, along with approximately 3,000 additional Electrical & Instrumentation professionals. For more information:

Hubei Sanning Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd

Hubei Sanning Chemical Co., Ltd was formerly known as Zhijiang country fertilizer plant, which was founded in 1970. Since 2007 it operates as a subsidiary of Shanxi Jincheng Anthracite Mining Group Co., Ltd., and has 5,769 Employees. Hubei Sanning Chemical Co., Ltd provides coal chemicals, phosphorous chemicals, petrochemicals, fine chemicals and fertilizers. Its Main Markets are East, South and Southeast Asia, South America, Africa and Europe.


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Stamicarbon BV

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