ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions has received a contract from Belarus-based Grodno Azot for planning and delivery of a nitric acid facility and urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) plant, which will be based on the Uhde process.
Built in Grodno, Belarus, the new complex will manufacture 1.200 tonnes per day (tpd) of nitric acid and 3.395 tpd of liquid urea ammonium nitrate solution, with a nitrogen content of 32%.
The Process Technologies business unit (Uhde) of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG has a wealth of experience and expertise in the planning and construction of fertilizer plants. Over more than 90 years Uhde has completed well in excess of 150 projects in this area and continuously adjusted its portfolio to meet the changing challenges.
The tail gas treatment unit integrated into the new plant in Grodno also meets the latest environmental protection standards. The Uhde EnviNOx® process reduces the levels of harmful nitrogen oxides in the production of nitric acid. With the help of this process, eco-toxic laughing gas (N2O) – which as a contributor to global warming is roughly 300 times more dangerous than carbon dioxide – can be almost completely removed.
For the Process Technologies business unit (Uhde) of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG, this is the second major order from Grodno Azot.