Another large capacity Chinese plant will adopt Casale technology
Henan Jindadi ChemicaL Co. Ltd, (China) will build a new 1800 MTD, coal based ammonia plant in Henan province based upon Casale’s synthesis technology and proprietary equipment.
Casale’s scope of work under the contract will comprise, besides license and process design, also the supply of the ammonia converter cartridge and a synlop waste heat boiler capable of producing 3,8 MPa steam.
The boiler will be directly flanged to the converter exit nozzle in fashion typical of Casale design, which ensures reduced cost and superior reliability.
This new contract adds to the 3 large synloops, i.e. higher than 1800 MTD, already won by Casale in the last few years, in testimony of the long term reliability and efficiency of operation of its technology.
Two more new ammonia plants will use Casale technology in China
Casale has been selected by Yihua Fertilizer Company (YFC), one of the leading fertilizer producers in China, to provide ammonia synthesis technology for two new, coal-based ammonia plants.
The first plant, of 1820 MTD capacity, will be built by Hubei Yihua Fertilizer Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of YFC, in a site near the city of Yichang, in Hubei province. The second one will have 1250 MTD capacity and will be built by Yichang Xingxing Bluesky Technology Co., Ltd. also in the vicinity of Yichang City.
Under the deal Casale will provide know-how, process design, ammonia converter internals and site assistance.
“We are happy for this new win, which besides strengthening our company’s market share in China, it contributes to increasing the total fertilizer output and the efficiency of operation of such a prestigious company as Yihua Group” says Mr G. Guarino, CEO of Casale.
Feasibility study for integrated ammonia and nitric acid plants
Casale has been awarded by Centrax Metals Ltd., an Australian-based mining company, a contract to assess the feasibility of realizing a complex to produce NOP from NG for its subsidiary Centrex Potash Pty Ltd at Oxley, located 125km southeast of the Port of Geraldton in Western Australia. The complex comprises one 90 MTD ammonia plant and one 300 MTD nitric acid one.
The interesting aspects of this project lies both in the small size of the complex, which demands the adoption of peculiar technical solutions and careful selection of the equipment, and the high extent of integration between the ammonia and nitric acid units and with utilities too, which has to be achieved in order to meet the low CAPEX and OPEX targets, whilst granting efficiency and reliability even in the heavy climatic conditions of Western Australia.
We believe that, in the medium and long term, the above design philosophy will make such kind of projects economically and industrially feasible, thus allowing small and medium consumers of ammonia and nitrates, to become independent from the market of their feedstocks and to decrease their production costs.