It is with great satisfaction that we announce that on May 7th, 2020 the surge test of the turbo-set of the 1500 MTD nitric acid plant of Navoyazot (Navoz, Uzbekistan) has successfully passed. Following the surge test, the turbo-set has been operated to blow the main process lines, and on 13th May, 2020 the blowing has been completed successfully.
Despite the serious hurdles caused by the COVID19 pandemic and the necessity to insure and preserve the health and safety of all parties involved in the project, particularly our site team, the construction of the large Ammonia-Urea-Melamine (or AUM) complex at Metafrax is making steady progress.
The rapid spread of #covid19outbreak is affecting our lives, imposing restrictions to our personal liberties in ways that were unthinkable only few weeks ago. But surely it is not deterring our determination to keep going our works and fulfil our duties and tasks as before, to the best we can.
Metafrax’s AUM Project is a large and complex project, never undertaken so far, aimed at expanding the product mix of one of the biggest Russian producers of methanol and downstream resins, making full use of some low-value off streams. The new products are melamine and urea.
Construction works of Navoyazot’s new nitric acid plant (Navoy, Uzbekistan) is progressing unhindered. All major equipment has been installed, the main buildings erected, all piping prefabricated and 80% of them already installed. The rate of progress is fully in line with the expected start-up at the beginning of next year.