Stamicarbon Licenses Largest Ultra-Low Energy Urea Plant in China

Stamicarbon, a license and innovation company of MAIRE Group, has signed a contract to license its largest Ultra-Low Energy grassroots urea plant in Jiangxi province, China. The contract covers the Process Design Package, licensing, and equipment supply for the urea melt and prilling plant. The design capacity of the plant will be 3850 metric tonnes per day (MTPD), making it Stamicarbon’s largest Ultra-Low Energy plant and the seventh based on this innovative design.

Stamicarbon will supply the proprietary Safurex high-pressure equipment and associated services for the plant. Unlike previous Ultra-Low Energy plants, which used Pool Reactor technology, this plant will apply the Ultra-Low Energy principle to the Pool Condenser. The Ultra-Low Energy Design enables heat supplied as high-pressure steam to be used three times instead of two, reducing steam consumption by about 35% and cooling water consumption by about 16% compared to traditional CO2 stripping processes.

The Ultra-Low Energy technology’s energy savings are unmatched by any competitor, making it an innovative and sustainable solution for the fertilizer industry. “This award is significant, being Stamicarbon’s largest Ultra-Low Energy urea plant to date and the first plant where this breakthrough technology is applied to a pool condenser,” said Pejman Djavdan, Stamicarbon CEO. The project showcases Stamicarbon’s commitment to technology development and innovation to improve the sustainability of the fertilizer industry.

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