One of the most significant ammonia-urea combined revamping project in india comes successfully to an end.
December the 5th 2018
IFFCO, a large Indian fertilizer producer and marketer, has signed off the official acceptance certificate of one of the largest fertilizer revamping project recently carried out in India, involving 13 plants (5 ammonia and 8 urea, respectively, located on 3 sites far apart each other), originally commissioned between the 70’s and the 90’s.
Back in 2014, IFFCO entrusted Casale to devise and be the overall licensor of such revamp, whose target was to reduce the energy consumption of all the plants concerned. After defining the revamping schemes, Casale was responsible for the basic design, the supply of proprietary technologies and equipment, the check of detail engineering design performed by a local reputed company and site assistance.
The project was particularly challenging for several reasons, such as the tight schedule imposed, the large number of plants involved, the necessity to develop common solutions to be implemented in plants originally designed according to different technologies. A crucial factor for the final success was Casale’s ability to take on unique responsibility for the entire complexes, stemming from its experience in both ammonia and urea, and including the optimization the common utility networks.
A close-knit cooperation between the Customer, Casale and the local Contractor was also essential. It took less than 26 months form contract signature to commission all the plants. A detailed report of this noteworthy achievement is going to be discussed at the coming FAI seminar in New Delhi, from 5 to 7 December 2018 and will then be available on our website Please stay tuned for more information.
TOAZ selects Casale for its 3rd Urea Plant
Casale is pleased to announce the award of a contract from Messrs. TogliattiAzot (TOAZ), Russia, for the supply of new 2200 MTD urea plant.
This will be the 3rd urea line for the giant Russian fertilizer producer, and one of the largest in the world, and it will be located in their site in Togliatti, Samara region, near 2 existing plants. With the new line, the total urea production will increase by 70%.
The kickstarting ceremony has been held in October with the presence of all stakeholders of the project. The plant is slated for completion in the 2 Q of 2021. Casale will provide the proprietary know-how, all engineering and supply of offshore equipment and materials.
Casale’s sister company, namely Casale Project AS, based in Prague, will be responsible for the supply the onshore equipment and all construction works at site.
It is worth underlining this plant is the 3rd in a row that Casale ha acquired in Russia in the last 2 years, after two others for different Customer, the first of which is already in an advanced stage of construction. Furthermore, a new urea plant, licensed and designed by Casale, has been recently put on stream in India
Casale and Orica agree on LDAN Technology Transfer
Casale and Orica have agreed a deal for the acquisition, by Casale, of Orica’s complete process and know-how to produce Low Density Ammonium Nitrate (LDAN).
This acquisition is in line with Casale’s long-term growth strategy in the sector of syngas-based chemicals production processes, aimed at offering the complete production chains, from the feed stocks to the final products. In particular, the move strengthens Casale’s technical and commercial footprint in the solid Nitrates production process by complementing its well-proven High Density Ammonium Nitrate (HDAN) technology.
The deal includes the right to use in all new and revamped plants based on LDAN prilling technology, from now on supplied exclusively by Casale, of Orica’s proprietary, well-known additive Sapphyr, on commercial terms to be agreed. In addition, during the technology transfer phase, Orica will provide assistance to Casale and grant access to Orica’s plants.
Casale endeavours to continue to work on creating value for their customers through synergic acquisitions, while growing in its markets.