Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Metals and minerals 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 1 (1978-1979)
Foster, Russell J.
Nitrogen, pp. 643-653 ff. PDF (1.4 MB)
650 MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1978-79 Mathelo in 1979.61 162,000 tons per year of contained nitrogen, Pakistan Ajman Fertilizer Corp. con- and downstream 158,000-ton-per-year- tracted for a prefabricated ammonia/urea nitrogen urea unit was begun in 1978 at facility at Lasbela. Developed by the Swed- Sapugaskanda.69 ish shipbuilder Svenska Vary and the Dan- Syria.—General Fertilizers Co. began pro ish engineering firm Haldor Topsoe, the duction at the Horns ammonia/urea facility 1,100-ton-per-day ammonia plant and 1,900- at yearend 1979. Annual capacities in terms ton-per-day urea unit will be built at Goet- of nitrogen content are 300,000 tons of averken, Sweden, and towedto the site.62 ammonia and 175,000 tons of urea.7° Fauji Fertilizer Co. awarded contracts for Trinidad and Tobago.—Fertilizers of the construction of a 300,000-ton-per-year- Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. a joint venture of nitrogen natural-gas-based ammonia plant the government and Amoco Oil Co. award- and a 279,000-ton-per-year-nitrogen urea ed a contract for the construction of two unit at Goth Macchi by 1981.63 ammonia plants with total capacity of 2,300 Plans for additional ammonia/urea corn- tons per day at Port Lisas by 1981. The plexes at Sadiqabad, Chickoki, and Port government and Agrico Chemical Co. Qaim have also been announced.64 agreed to build a 1,785-ton-per-day urea Poland.—A plan to construct a nitrogen plant at the site a1so.~' fertilizer facility at Kedzierzyn was revived, Turkey.—Istanbul Gubre Sanayii has based on natural gas not coal as originally again proposed a 1 100 ton per-day naphtha conceived. The project will comprise a 1,650- based ammonia plant and a 1,930-ton-per- ton-per-day ammonia plant and three 990- t d .~ ~ ~ h day urea unit at Kirikkale.~2 on-per- ay urea uni s, using o is proc- U.S.S.R.—FrOm 1973 through 1979, 26 esSes. 1 500-ton-per-day ammonia plants procured Portugal.—A contract was awarded for the construction of a 269,000-ton-per-year- irom ioreign con rac ors, nave ueen innitrogen ammonia plant at Lavradio for stalled. Four more are due to be commisQuimica de Portugal B P When completed sioned in 1980 and 10 additional units have in 1982, the new fuel-oil-based plant will been ordered for construction during 1981replace an existing 59 000-ton-per-year- 85. Substantial quantities of ammonia have nitrogen unit.66 ' been slated for export to the United States Qatar.—The new Umm Said complex a and other countries.~~ natural-gas-based ammonia plant rated at Production problems attributed to several 269,000 tons per year of contained nitrogen factors including severe winter weather and and a urea plant with a capacity of 168,000 disruption of natural gas supplies from Iran tons per year of nutrient came onstream in resulted in the curtailment of Soviet ammo- 1979, doubling capacity at the site.67 nia exports early in 1979.~~ Saudi Arabia.—A preliminary design Yugoslavia.—Plans for the construction contract was awarded for the construction of a 1,100-ton-per-day, natural-gas-based of a 1,100-ton-per-day, natural-gas-based ammonia plant and a 1,100-ton-per-day urea ammonia plant, and a 1,760-ton-per-day unit at Sabac were announced." Contracts urea unit by mid-1982 at Al-Jubail. Under were awarded for the construction of a terms of an agreement signed with Saudi 440,000-ton-per-year-nitrogen ammonia Basic Industries Corp., Taiwan Fertilizer plant and downstream facilities at Kutina Co. will take 60% of the urea plant's annual by 1981. A 300,000-ton-per-year-nitrogen output in return for partial financing and ammonia plant was purchased from Sefanioperating the complex.6s tro in Spain when construction at their Sri Lanka.—Construction of a naphtha- Bilbao site was halted, and will be installed based ammonia plant, with a capacity of at Pancevo.76
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