Indonesia build one oflargest nitrogen fertilizer complex

Indonesia to build one of the largest nitrogen fertilizer complex

3:21 PM, 1st April 2011
Indonesia to build one of the largest nitrogen fertilizer complex


Currenlty there is more demand for fertilizer, especially in emerging countries, as there is need to produce more food. Seeing demand state-owned Indonesian fertilizer company, PT Pupuk Kalimantan Timur (Kaltim) has decided to build its fifth nitrogen fertilizer complex in the country. The contract for construction has been awarded to Toyo Engineering with a construction period of 33 months and contract value of $ 577 million.


TOKYO, JAPAN: State-owned Indonesian fertilizer company, PT Pupuk Kalimantan Timur (Kaltim) has announced that it will build a large scale nitrogen fertilizer complex at Bontang, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. With a production capacity of 2,700 tons per day of ammonia and 3,500 tons per day of urea plus utilities facilities, the new plant is said to be in the largest class globally. Currently Kaltim operates four plants in Indonesia and the new plant will be their fifth in that country. At present, demand for fertilizer is growing, especially in emerging countries, as there is need to produce more food.


The bidding for the project started in September 2010. A total of five groups from Europe, Korea, and Japan bid for the project, with TOYO’s group overcoming the competition to receive the order. Toyo Engineering Corporation and PT Inti Karya Persada Teknik jointly received a notice of bidding award for the fertilizer project from Kaltim, said Toyo Engineering in a statement. The contract is for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services on a lump-sum turnkey basis. TOYO’s proprietary ACES21 urea synthesis technology and urea granulation technology, which reduce construction costs and energy consumption, will be employed for the facilities.


The construction period is 33 months and the contract value is $ 577 million, informed Toyo Engineering.

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