Though the overall outlook on the global economy is poor and the Oil & Gas industry is struggling, the Fertiliser industry has been looking up. This may be due to the implementation of food security programs of several governments across the globe. It provides an opportunity for fertiliser plant owners to expand capacity or upgrade existing facilities to enhance production.
As an engineering and manufacturing company, TEMA also caters to the global Fertiliser industry. It recently supplied exchangers to Indorama Eleme Fertiliser and Chemicals Limited (IEPL).The order comprised of mix of 32 critical and conventional exchangers including KBR proprietary critical equipment 103C1C2 and 123C1C2. These were complexly designed with stringent quality requirements, as necessary for critical hi-temperature, hi-pressure applications.
These intricately-built equipments are being deployed at the newly-built fertiliser plant at IEPL’s existing petrochemicals complex at Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, which was commissioned in December 2015.
Currently, 19 high pressure heat exchangers for fertiliser plants are under manufacture at TEMA’s Achhad manufacturing facility for the Chambal Fertilisers & Chemicals Ltd at Gadepan, Rajasthan. These will be used for new urea and ammonia plants which will augment capacity by 1.3 MMTPA. Ammonia production technologies of KBR, USA and Toyo’s Urea Synthesis Technology, ACES21 will be deployed at these plants.
These orders have enabled TEMA capture a significant share of the global market for critical equipment used in ammonia and urea plants.