Three Sign Agreement To Build Fertilizer Plant In Uzbekistan

March 29, 2022
The cooperation agreement for construction of a mineral fertilizer plant is signed at the Tashkent International Investment Forum.

A cooperation agreement involving Uzbekistan-operating companies Ferkensco Management Limited, Enter Engineering Pte. and the Switzerland-based Casale SA is signed at the Tashkent International Investment Forum to support the construction of an ammonia-based fertilizer plant in Uzbekistan. The agreement reportedly represents the foundation for future cooperation between the three companies and an estimated total investment of $500 million.

Following Casale’s award in 2021 to provide all licenses and front end engineering design for the ammonia, urea and granulation facilities, and with the support of European funding, the new agreement reportedly confirms Casale SA as a unique partner and its technology will ensure continuity in the plant’s design development and in the supply of critical equipment. Casale SA, supported by the local design institute Uzliti Engineering, is appointed as general designer for the project, according to the company.

The construction of a state-of-the-art plant for the production of mineral fertilizers based on ammonia will take place in the city of Yangiyer, Syrdarya region of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The project will reportedly help to further develop, diversify and increase the investment attractiveness of the chemical industry in the country. On completion, the plant is estimated to produce up to 495,000 tons of ammonia and 594,000 tons of granular urea. The project’s completion date is expected to be in the first half of 2025 and the construction of the plant will reportedly create more than 500 new jobs locally.

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