Neste Engineering Solutions has reached an important milestone with PMC (Project Management Consultant) project for SOCAR, the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic, in constructing a greenfield ammonia-urea fertilizer plant in Sumgayit, Azerbaijan. The inauguration of the SOCAR carbamide complex took place on 16th of January 2019 and was held by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Aliyev. The start-up of the production plant is now done and production is in operation.
This nitrogen fertilizer project belongs to the State Program on Reliable Food Supply of Population in the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2008‒2015. The main product of this plant will be granulated urea fertilizer.
"We are very happy that this project has reached another important milestone and the fertilizer plant has now been inaugurated. Our team in Azerbaijan has done a great job with this project, which is soon completed", tells Patrick von Essen, Managing Director, Neste Engineering Solutions.
There were 2,500 to 2,700 people working on a daily basis at the project site covering over 25 hectares, the size of 60+ soccer fields. The plant itself consists of total 11,000 tons of steel structures. The new ammonia-urea complex is now in operation and it is estimated to produce 1,200 tons of ammonia and 2,000 tons of urea per day when completed.
Neste Engineering Solutions in brief
Neste Engineering Solutions offer high quality technology and engineering services, including engineering, procurement, construction and project management services for the Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals and Bio-industries. We work in close cooperation with our strategic customers and have world-class knowhow in technology development and industrial investment projects. In addition to our head office in Porvoo, Finland, we operate in international Neste locations such as Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Rotterdam, Gothenburg, and in selected customer project sites. Neste Engineering Solutions employs approx. 1,500 engineering professionals globally.
SOCAR in brief
The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) is involved in exploring oil and gas fields, producing, processing, and transporting oil, gas, and gas condensate, marketing petroleum and petrochemical products in domestic and international markets, and supplying natural gas to industry and the public in Azerbaijan. Three production divisions, one oil refineries and one gas processing plant, a deep water platform fabrication yard, two trusts, one institution, and 23 subdivisions are operating as corporate entities under SOCAR. SOCAR conducts various petroleum activities in countries such as Georgia, Turkey, Romania, Switzerland, Germany and Ukraine, including trading activities, mainly in Switzerland, Singapore and Nigeria.