The work to construct the urea plant of Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR has been completed by 98.1 percent, said the plant’s director, Khayal Jafarov, during the Argus 2017 international petroleum summit in Baku on October 13.
According to him, the engineering work and purchase of equipment have been completed by 100 percent, construction work – by 93.3 percent, civil engineering – by 99.8 percent, equipment installation – by 88.5 percent.
“It is planned to complete all the work on the plant’s construction before the end of this year and to start the commissioning work at the beginning of the next year. Production will start in the first half of 2018,” said Jafarov.
The plant will produce 2,000 tons of urea per day. A quarter of products is planned to be supplied to the domestic market. The remaining volume will be exported, in particular to Turkey, Georgia and the markets of the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.
The foundation of the plant was laid by the president of Azerbaijan in December 2011.
Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd. won an international open tender to provide engineering, procurement, construction and pre-commissioning services for the plant.
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