Nextchem (Maire Tecnimont Group) in partnership with SMS Group for an EP project to support the decarbonization of a steel plant in the Russian Federation

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. has announced that its subsidiary, NextChem, has been awarded an EP Lump Sum subcontract by Paul Wurth, a company of the SMS group, to implement two Catalytic Partial Oxidation reactor units. These will be installed at an existing integrated steel production plant in the Russian Federation. 

NextChem will be a technology partner in order to implement natural gas-fed syngas generation for a blast furnace by substituting coke with a syngas production of 140,000 Nm3/h via its proprietary CPO technology.

The project’s scope of work includes the supply of proprietary technology, Basic Design and Detailed Engineering, proprietary equipment and catalyst. This will facilitate efficient natural gas conversion to hot syngas. 

NextChem will be also responsible for the supervision over the conduct of tests and the start-up of the CPO reactor units. The project’s completion is expected within 16 months from the signing date. 
SMS group selected NextChem because of its knowledge and expertise as a technology provider and its leadership in syngas production from natural gas. 

The proprietary CPO technology to be deployed by Nextchem enables the production of synthesis gas from natural gas and other gaseous hydrocarbons with enriched air and air-blown reactors.

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group and NextChem Chief Executive Officer, said: “The steel sector is today one of the more interesting, hard-to-abate industries on the road to decarbonization. This is one of the technologies from our portfolio that reduces the use of coal by substituting it with a synthetic gas derived from natural gas. This will be a crucial component of the energy transition. Such a technology will help close the gap between the renewables’ installed capacity and the growing demand from energy not derived from coal”.

Source: Maire Tecnimont

Nextchem (Maire Tecnimont Group) and Acciaierie D’Italia agree on a feasibility study to decarbonize Taranto steel plant

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A.’s subsidiary NextChem and Acciaierie d’Italia, Italy’s largest steel company, jointly owned by Arcelor Mittal and Invitalia, have reached an agreement for a feasibility study to use circular gas (syngas) in the Taranto steel mill. This circular gas is obtained thanks to NextChem’s Waste-to-Chemical technology, which is based on the recovery of carbon and hydrogen included in plastic and dry waste through a partial oxidation process.  

NextChem’s technology makes it possible to obtain a circular gas that can be used both in refining processes and in the steel production cycle – replacing coal dust in the blast furnace or natural gas in direct reduction – resulting in a decrease of CO2 emissions. The feasibility study will focus on the environmental benefits of using circular gas in the steel mill, as well as of maximizing the steel mill tail gas. 

Both solutions could contribute to significantly reducing the environmental impact of the steel production cycle.

Pierroberto Folgiero, CEO of Maire Tecnimont Group and NextChem, commented: “We are proud to collaborate with Acciaierie d’Italia in the development of a project that can offer a concrete solution for the decarbonization of the steel processing cycle and production. NextChem’s Waste-to-Chemical technology, which is worksite-ready, can make a strong contribution to the green reconversion of traditional industrial sites”.

Lucia Morselli, Chief Executive of Acciaierie d’Italia, said: “Contributing to the energy transition is exactly the responsibility of every company. NextChem’s circular gas technology is of great interest to Acciaierie d’Italia because, once verified, it goes in the direction of decarbonizing our plants”.

Source: Maire Tecnimont

Maire Tecnimont Group reaches agreement with Greenfield Nitrogen LLC for the development of a green ammonia plant in the United States

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiaries NextChem, MET Development and Stamicarbon have reached an agreement with US-based Greenfield Nitrogen LLC, to develop the first dedicated green ammonia plant in the US Midwest. As part of the agreement, NextChem will start a feasibility study for the 240 metric tons per day green ammonia project, utilizing renewable energy as feedstock via the intermediate production of green hydrogen. MET Development will assist Greenfield Nitrogen in the development of the project. The plant will be designed utilizing the best available technologies for the green hydrogen production together with the ammonia technology that will be provided by Stamicarbon, which earlier this year launched its new STAMI Green Ammonia technology. 

The project is the first of a series of green ammonia facilities that Greenfield Nitrogen is interested to strategically develop in the US Corn Belt. The plant and storage facility, which will be located near Garner, Iowa, will be powered by local renewable sources and will supply the ammonia to the local market, which traditionally is a large ammonia-consuming market. 

The green ammonia plant will strengthen the development of the low carbon industry in the region and is expected to save over 166,000 tons of CO2 emissions per annum. The production of around 83,000 tons of ammonia per annum will reduce the region’s dependency on the ammonia currently imported from abroad. 

Pierroberto Folgiero, Chief Executive Officer of Maire Tecnimont Group commented: “We are very pleased that Greenfield Nitrogen has chosen Maire Tecnimont as their partner of choice for this exciting project. The combination of co-developer, technology provider and EPC contractor makes Maire Tecnimont a unique player in the green ammonia market, an area that will be vital to industrialize the on-going energy transition through green hydrogen. Thanks to Greenfield Nitrogen’s experience and local presence we expect this first project to pave the way for other green industrial initiatives to come”.

Linda Thrasher, President, Greenfield Nitrogen, LLC commented: “This partnership represents a collaboration of strengths. As a development partner, Maire Tecnimont and its subsidiaries bring decades of expertise in successfully designing and executing nitrogen projects as well as creating new technology, including state-of-the-art zero-carbon facilities. Greenfield’s development expertise, operational experience, and market knowledge align well and position both companies to play a critical role in meeting the world’s decarbonization goals”.

Source: Maire Tecnimont

Maire Tecnimont Group expands its footprint in India with an USD 170 Million EPCC contract by IOCL

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that a consortium composed of its subsidiaries Tecnimont S.p.A. and Mumbai-based Tecnimont Private Limited has been awarded an EPCC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning) Lump Sum contract by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), for the implementation of a new polypropylene plant and the related product logistics facilities. The plant will be located in Barauni, in the State of Bihar, in North-Eastern India.

The overall value of the contract is about USD 170 million. The scope of work entails Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning activities up to the Performance Guarantees Test Run. The polypropylene plant will have a capacity of 200,000 tons per year and the time schedule is 30 months from the award date up to Mechanical Completion.

The new polypropylene plant will be part of IOCL’s Barauni Refinery capacity expansion project, which entails the installation of large grassroots units as well as revamps and upgrades to increase the capacity of current units. The Barauni Refinery Expansion project is part of IOCL’s plan to meet the growing domestic demand for added-value products needed to boost the Country’s manufacturing industry.

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group Chief Executive Officer, commented: “This is our sixth strategic EPC contract with a market leader such as IOCL, along with our recent joint initiatives in the green energy arena: we are really honoured to be IOCL’s partner of choice to contribute to the sustainable development of India’s energy transformation industry. We continue to expand the Group’s industrial footprint thanks to our unparalleled technological know-how, a deep knowledge of the local market through our Indian entity Tecnimont Private Limited, as well as our strong commitment to ensure environmentally best performing products and processes”.

Source: www.mairetecnimont.com

Maire Tecnimont Group expands its petrochemical business in India with a new USD 450 million contract by IOCL

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that a consortium composed of its subsidiaries Tecnimont S.p.A. and Mumbai-based Tecnimont Private Limited has been awarded an EPCC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning) Lump Sum contract by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), for the implementation of a new Para-Xylene (PX) plant and the relevant offsites facilities. The plant will be located in Paradip, in the State of Odisha, in Eastern India.

The overall value of the contract is about USD 450 million. The scope of work entails Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning activities up to the Performance Guarantees Test Run. Once completed, the new PX plant will have a capacity of 800,000 tons per year. The time schedule is 33 months for Mechanical Completion from the award date. The PX produced will be used to feed the adjacent PTA (Purified Terephthalic Acid) unit, thus ensuring availability of world-class feedstock that will provide a significant boost to the Country’s manufacturing industry. 

PX is an intermediate building block for the petrochemical value chain, necessary for the synthesis of several polymers, particularly PET (polyethylene terephthalate, also known as polyester) which is used in numerous industrial applications in every day-life in the packaging, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, to mention some.  

Source: www.mairetecnimont.com

Maire Tecnimont Group and Adani Enterprises Ltd. team up to develop green hydrogen projects in India

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that through its subsidiaries NextChem, Stamicarbon and MET Development (MET DEV) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ADANI ENTERPRISES Ltd (AEL) today to explore the development of industrial projects using NextChem and Stamicarbon’s technologies and MET DEV’s project development capabilities and expertise to industrialize green chemistry and circular economy sectors in India. The projects will be focused on producing chemicals, ammonia and hydrogen from renewable feedstock. 

Indian National Stock Exchange-listed AEL is part of the Adani Group, India’s largest player in the infrastructure and energy sectors, including 14 GW (gigawatt) of renewable assets under operation, construction and contracts. AEL is strongly committed to enabling the renewable transition via its 3.2 GW of existing and planned annual solar panel manufacturing capability and incubation of innovative environmentally friendly technologies. 

Under the agreement, AEL and Maire Tecnimont Group’s subsidiaries will jointly explore integrated opportunities for the valorization of the renewable feedstock by utilizing NextChem’s and Stamicarbon’s technologies for chemicals, ammonia and green hydrogen applied to the chemicals value chain. Maire Tecnimont Group will bring technological solutions and the best know-how for project development and execution, relying on its large and historical presence in India (over 2,200 engineers and approximately 3,000 Electrical & Instrumentation professionals in Mumbai) combined with its portfolio of technologies as well as its strong capabilities as an end-to-end developer of large-scale complex projects.  

Source: www.mairetecnimont.com

MAIRE TECNIMONT GROUP AND SOCAR SIGN TWO EPC CONTRACTS FOR NEW GENERATION REFINING UNITS

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiaries Tecnimont S.p.A. and KT – Kinetics Technology S.p.A. have signed with SOCAR’s subsidiary Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinery, two Engineering, Procurement and Construction contractsas a part of the Modernization and Reconstruction of Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinery in Baku, Azerbaijan. SOCAR is the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic.

The overall contracts’ value equals to approximately USD 160 million.
The scope of the first contract entails the installation of an FCC gasoline hydrotreating unit, while the other contract refers to the installation of an LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) mercaptan oxidation unit, an amine treatment and LPG pretreatment unit. These units are crucial to upgrade the quality of gasoline to the EURO-5 standard. Both projects will be executed in the Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinery, where Tecnimont and KT-Kinetics Technology are already jointly executing an EPC contract awarded in 2018.

This is a great result for the core business of KT – Kinetics Technology, since it allows for the further consolidation of the industrial footprint in the Azerbaijani market cultivated by the Group since 2015.
In addition, the award confirms the Group’s orientation to leverage its distinctive skills, its technological know-how and the synergies among its EPC contractors

SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev, Italian Ambassador in Azerbaijan H.E. Augusto Massari, Maire Tecnimont Chairman Fabrizio Di Amato and Maire Tecnimont Group CEO Pierroberto Folgiero have attended the signing ceremony, along with other SOCAR’s and Maire Tecnimont’s senior officials.

Source: kt-met.com

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New petrochemical contract awarded to a Maire Tecnimont-led consortium in the Russian Federation

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary Tecnimont S.p.A., as majority leader of the consortium including MT Russia LLC, Sinopec Engineering Inc., and Sinopec Engineering Group Co., Ltd Russian Branch, has signed an EPSS contract (Engineering, Procurement and Site Services) with Amur GCC LLC, a subsidiary of PJSC Sibur Holding. The contract’s overall value is approximately €1.2 billion, the significant majority of which pertains to the Maire Tecnimont Group.

The contract relates to the petrochemical development of the Amur Gas Chemical Complex (AGCC). AGCC is the downstream expansion of the Amur Gas Processing Plant (AGPP), a package of which Maire Tecnimont Group is currently executing in Svobodny city, located in the Amur region in the Far East of the Russian Federation, close to the border with China.   The project entails the implementation of several large-scale polyolefin units, and its Mechanical Completion is expected within 2024.

This project is going to be one of the largest petrochemical facilities in the world and will be fed with products associated with natural gas of the AGPP project. The entire gas development initiative – composed of AGPP and AGCC – located in the Amur region, represents, therefore, a gamechanger in the global energy processing scenario.  

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Chief Executive Officer, commented: “This project confirms the reliability of our strategy to promote early involvement in the development of projects with selected clients, having long term industrial vision throughout the natural gas value chain. AGCC project follows Tecnimont’s engagement in Amur giant Gas Treatment plant in the Russian Far East Region and represents its downstream monetization into polyolefins. In such extraordinary times due to the Covid outbreak, we are eager to engage ourselves in this prestigious job and to put our best energies at the service of a long-time client such as Sibur.” 

Source: Maire Tecnimont Group