Efficiency, emissions and emergencies: how a new nitric acid plant is helping to transform Uzbekistan’s chemical industry and blazing new trails for commissioning
An ultramodern nitric acid plant built by Casale in Uzbekistan balances investment costs and operational expenditures with maximum energy efficiency and environment-friendliness. Moreover, it’s a shining example of innovation and crisis management during the Covid-19 pandemic - breaking new ground with remote commissioning.
By Ingo Petz
Casale is pleased to announce that Messrs Tamimi Industrial Services (TIS), with main offices at P.O. Box 10952, Jubail Industrial City, 31961, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has been appointed to act as Casale’s exclusive representative in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the State of Qatar.
We are pleased to announce that on June 12, the 500’000 t/y Nitric Acid plant of Navoyazot has been smoothly and successfully started up. The plant now steadily operates at about 80% of the design load due to limitations in the feed ammonia as well as some glitches in some units that will be ironed out in the next weeks.
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.