Maire Tecnimont Group awarded EPC contract for a green hydrogen plant in India

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its Indian subsidiary Tecnimont Private Limited (TCMPL), in collaboration with NextChem, has been awarded an EPC contract by Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) to implement a 4.3 tons per day green hydrogen production plant via a 10-megawatt PEM(1)  electrolysis unit to be located in Vijaipur (Madhya Pradesh), in Central India.

The contract’s overall value is confidential and in line for this type of projects. The project’s scope of work entails full engineering, procurement and construction up to commissioning, start-up of the plant and Performance Guarantee Test Run, while its completion is expected in 18 months from the letter of acceptance.   
GAIL is the largest state-owned natural gas processing company with diversified activities across the whole natural gas value chain.

Alessandro Bernini, appointed Chief Executive Officer of Maire Tecnimont Group, commented: “In line with its National Hydrogen Mission, this project represents an important milestone of India’s journey towards a hydrogen-based and carbon-neutral industry and economy, as well as a tangible confirmation of the steady growth of Maire Tecnimont’s Green Business. Blending green hydrogen into the gas network or using it as green feedstock to decarbonise the fertiliser and other hard-to-abate industrial processes are essential uses which are enabling the green hydrogen economy to accelerate and scale-up. With our historical presence in India, we are proud to concretely contribute to the country’s 2030 decarbonization targets”.

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Maire Tecnimont awarded USD185 MN urea def project in the United States

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its main subsidiaries Tecnimont S.p.A. and Tecnimont USA has been awarded a new urea Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) project in the United States, by the same leading global chemicals producer that recently awarded to Tecnimont a blue ammonia project in the Country. 

The contract value is approximately USD 185 MN. The urea DEF plant, which will be based on Stamicarbon’s proprietary technology (part of Maire Tecnimont Group), entails a 1,500 tons per day urea production unit plus the necessary utilities and facilities, including a CO2 purification plant. Project Completion is expected as early as 2025. Once completed, the plant will receive the ammonia from the above-mentioned Blue Ammonia plant.  

The plant will produce Diesel Exhaust Fluid (a high-purity urea aqueous solution, known as AdBlue® in Europe) which is added to diesel engines to limit the emission of nitrogen oxides during the combustion process, thus significantly reducing the environmental impact of such emissions. 

The contract’s scope of work includes supply of technology, full engineering activities and supply of all materials and equipment as well as construction supervision services. Construction activities will be the responsibility of an external party not belonging to Maire Tecnimont Group under a different contract, directly awarded by the client. Such contractual strategy is typically implemented in the United States to better optimize the construction activities and mitigate Maire Tecnimont Group’s risks. It also leverages Tecnimont USA’s expertise in managing complex projects, while valorizing local content in the Country.

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group CEO, commented: ”This new contract awarded on the back of the Blue Ammonia one confirms our steady growth in the United States downstream market with innovative projects aimed at reducing the plants’ carbon footprint. These two back-to-back contracts represent the perfect example of our technology-driven strategy: leveraging synergies within our Group through Stamicarbon’s undisputed leadership in urea technology, Tecnimont’s strong capability as an EPCM contractor and our deep knowledge of the US energy arena and its players.”  

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Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. : New awards for an overall value of approximately USD 200 MN in the technology-driven core business

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its main subsidiaries have been granted new awards and change orders for a total amount of approximately USD 200 million for licensing, engineering and procurement (EP) services as well as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) activities. These contracts have been granted by prestigious international clients mainly in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia and North America.

In particular KT-Kinetics Technology, the Group’s licensor and EPC contractor, has been awarded a contract extension of an existing EPC project of gas monetization currently in execution in the Zohr Gas field (Egypt), one of the most important Mediterranean hubs for the production of natural gas. With this award the Group confirms its leading expertise in the valorization of natural gas, the only transition fuel capable of progressively industrializing energy transition.

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group CEO commented: “With these new contracts we confirm the strong geographical diversification of our backlog, as we are best equipped to leverage gas monetization trends driving investments cycles in several strategic geographies where we operate. Moreover, these new orders, which include value-added and higher-margins projects, let us also further consolidate our positioning in the core business, while providing further evidence of the resilience of our technology-driven business model”.

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Maire Tecnimont awarded USD230 MN Blue Ammonia project in the United States

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its main contractor Tecnimont S.p.A. has been awarded a project on an EPCM basis by a leading global chemicals producer for the implementation of a Blue Ammonia plant in the United States as part of the Country’s plan to develop its energy transition industrial vision, through Maire Tecnimont Group’s cooperation with major players in the natural resource transformation sector.

The contract value is approximately USD230 MN USD. The plant entails a 3,000 tons per day Blue ammonia synloop plus the necessary utilities and facilities. Project Completion is expected as early as 2025.

“Blue” ammonia is produced from hydrogen derived from natural gas where the CO2 by-product is captured and sequestered to comply with the most stringent environmental requirements.

The contract’s scope of work includes full engineering activities and supply of all materials and equipment as well as construction supervision services, while Construction activities will be executed by another party under a different contract, which will be directly issued by the client.  Such contractual strategy is typically implemented in the US to better optimize the construction activities and mitigate both Maire Tecnimont Group’s and client’s risks, also leveraging Tecnimont USA’s expertise in managing construction activities and local content in the United States. 

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group CEO, commented:” This assignment is a concrete evidence of our strong positioning in the energy transition journey thanks to our technology-driven value proposition in these evolutionary times. United States represent one of the highest potential market to break the ice in industrial scale decarbonization initiatives. Blue ammonia is playing a pivotal role in the world-wide development of decarbonized value chains and we are eager to start working on this exciting project, as it will also pave the way for future opportunities driven by the Country’s large wave of investments in gas monetization and energy transition”. 

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Maire Tecnimont awarded €1.1 billion EPC contract by Rosneft for the VGO Hydrocracking Complex at the Ryazan Refinery (Russian Federation)

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiaries Tecnimont S.p.A and MT Russia LLC have signed an EPC contract with Rosneft for the implementation of the VGO Hydrocracking Complex at the Ryazan Refining Company’s (RORC) production site, 200 km South-East of Moscow. This contract follows the agreement signed by Maire Tecnimont and Rosneft and announced on 28th October 2021. 

The overall contract value is approximately €1.1 billion (Russian VAT excluded). The project is subject to financial closing as well as to the fulfilment of certain conditions, typical for this kind of transactions. Project total duration, expected to be typical for this kind of initiatives, will be defined and disclosed once such financial closing and the fulfilment of certain conditions are met. 

VGO stands for Vacuum Gas Oil, which is produced by vacuum distillation unit in a refinery plant. Rosneft’s subsidiary RORC is one of the largest Russian refineries by volume of refining and production output. 

The project’s scope of work entails a full range of works related to the design, supply of equipment and materials, construction, start-up and commissioning, and project finance services. Once completed, the VGO Hydrocracking Complex will have a capacity of 40,000 barrels per day serving the need of the local market according to the higher standard Class 5 regulation. The project will benefit from highly efficient technology and equipment with an automated control system to reduce the carbon footprint of the plant. 

A significant portion of the scope of work will be performed by MT Russia in its Moscow engineering centre, where Maire Tecnimont Group employs about 200 specialists currently involved in several ongoing Russian projects. Thanks to its well-established reputation as a provider of added value services to the Russian market, MT Russia represents therefore a strategic asset within the Group. 

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are excited to start this strategic relationship with a leading player such as Rosneft, supporting its vision for the development of the Region’s value chain through technological downstream initiatives. We will put our best-in-class engineering and technological expertise and our capability in managing complexity to ensure the maximum energy efficiency and best environmentally performing standards. As part of our business DNA, our entrepreneurial and proactive approach has enabled us to further consolidate our very strong track record in the Russian Federation”.  

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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”.

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Nextchem (Maire Tecnimont Group) awarded engineering works by ENI for a carbon capture plant in Italy

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announced that its subsidiary NextChem has been awarded by ENI the engineering works for a carbon capture plant at the natural gas plant of Casalborsetti, in the province of Ravenna. The project could extend into a full EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) should certain conditions take place. The plant would be able to separate the CO2 from emissions from the natural gas plant’s turbo compressor, purifying and compressing them, thus allowing the capture of about 25,000 tons per year of carbon dioxide which would otherwise be released into the atmosphere.

The technology used for the capture of CO2 in emissions gasses operates at high efficiency and low power consumption even at low concentrations. It has already been widely used to capture emissions of hard-to-abate industrial sectors worldwide.  
NextChem has developed a range of solutions that recycle CO2 to produce new chemicals, in view of an increasingly circular economy based on industrial symbiosis.  

Pierroberto Folgiero, CEO of Maire Tecnimont and NextChem commented: “The capture of CO2, its value enhancement, and its reuse are a fundamental component in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, towards the achievement of climate goals aimed at containing global warming. In order to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, the contribution of technologies for the capture, valorization and sequestration of CO2 will be crucial. We are strongly committed to this technological segment of the energy transition, and this project demonstrates that we are on the right track as we move towards achieving our goals in our Green Energy business. We are proud to have been chosen for this project, which represents a milestone at international level that will enhance the Italian industrial supply chain”.

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Maire Tecnimont awarded three EPC contracts worth USD 3.5 billion by Borouge in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary Tecnimont S.p.A. has signed with Abu Dhabi Polymers Company Ltd. (Borouge) three EPC contracts relating to the world-class fourth expansion phase (Borouge 4) of the Ruwais polyolefins complex in Ruwais, located about 240 km west of Abu Dhabi City (Abu Dhabi, UAE).

Borouge is a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the world’s major oil and gas companies and a leading diversified energy and petrochemicals group wholly owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and Austria based Borealis, one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions.

The overall value of the three contracts, awarded on the basis of a competitive bidding process, is approximately USD 3.5 billion.

The three EPC Lump Sum turnkey contracts relate to the execution of three packages of the Borouge 4 project: the “polyolefin units package”, which includes two polyethylene units with a capacity of 700,000 tons per year each, and 1-hexene (1)  unit; the “cross-linkable polyethylene (2)  unit package”; the “utilities and offsites package”, which includes the utilities and offsites units for the whole Borouge 4 project. The project’s scope of work entails complete engineering services, equipment and material supply, erection and construction activities, commissioning and start up assistance. The completion in expected by 2025. Once the project is completed, the Ruwais complex will be the world’s largest single-site polyolefin facility. 

Maire Tecnimont Group has been supporting the UAE to create value by developing its energy transformation industry since the late 90s, with the first Borouge polyolefin complex (Borouge 1) completed in 2001. After three additional expansion projects in 2007, 2010 and 2018 (Borouge 2, Borouge 3, and PP5, respectively), the Group has completed the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) services for the Borouge 4 project in 2020. Maire Tecnimont Group, leveraging its NextPlant portfolio of digital solutions, actively worked right from the FEED stage with Borouge’s team to transform their business requirements into executable digital initiatives: this will ensure excellent EPC execution and improve the operation and maintenance of the new facilities since their inception, in order to make Borouge 4 a “future-ready” industrial complex.

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We feel really honored to continue this historical, very fruitful and mutually beneficial relationship with a global leading player such as Borouge, complementing Adnoc and Borealis’ industrial vision with our technological know-how and capability of managing the complexity of very large and innovative projects. Our portfolio of digital solutions combined with our technology-driven process expertise will ensure the highest plant assets’ optimization and the best environmentally performing standards. As one of our greatest achievements, these three contracts confirm our global leadership in polyolefins and represent additional evidence of our value proposition’s reliability, when it comes to support clients in transforming natural resources into value-added industrial applications for everyday-life”.

(1) A value-added olefin, mainly used in the production of polyethylene 
(2) A form of polyethylene with very high resistance used predominantly in pipework systems such as domestic water and cooling systems, and electric cables insulation, as well as for chemical transportation.

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Maire Tecnimont and Rosneft agree to implement a project at the Ryazan refinery in the Russian Federation

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announced that it has signed an Agreement of Intent with Rosneft for the implementation of a project related to the “Construction of the VGO Hydrocracking Complex” at the Ryazan Refining Company’s (RORC) production site, approximately 200 km South East of Moscow. 

The agreement was signed on the occasion of the ХIV Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona, in Italy. 

VGO stands for Vacuum Gas Oil, which is produced by vacuum distillation unit in a refinery plant. Rosneft’s subsidiary RORC is one of the largest Russian refineries by volume of refining and production output.

The project’s scope of work entails a full range of works related to the design, supply of equipment and materials, construction, start-up and commissioning, and project finance services.

The VGO hydrocracking complex will enable RORC to increase refining margins by converting heavy petroleum products into Class 5 light commercial petroleum products (gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel). The complex includes hydrocracking units, hydrogen production units, elemental sulphur production units, and off-site facilities. All equipment has high environmental performance characteristics. The project uses modern, highly efficient technology and equipment with an automated control system to reduce the carbon footprint of the plant.

Rosneft is implementing an unprecedented program to upgrade its refineries, with more than 900 billion rubles (13 billion USD approximately) already been invested to significantly increase production of Class 5 gasoline, diesel fuel and fully meet the needs of the domestic market.

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are really honored to put for the first time at Rosneft’s service our technological know-how as well as our engineering and construction capabilities for this strategic initiative to unlock greater value through the transformation of natural resources, while ensuring best environmentally performing standards. This achievement with a prestigious client such as Rosneft let us further consolidate our very strong track record in the Russian Federation, a market currently showing really significant investment trends in downstream”.

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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”.

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Maire Tecnimont Group strenghtens its footprint in Poland with an EPC contract worth over €200 Million

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announced that its subsidiary KT – Kinetics Technology S.p.A. has been awarded an EPC Lump Sum-Turn Key (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) contract by LOTOS Oil, concerning the expansion of the Gdansk Refinery aimed at improving its crude processing capability as well as ensuring higher quality and energy-efficient fuels. 

LOTOS Oil is part of the LOTOS Group, the second largest refiner in Poland, engaged in the extraction and processing of crude oil, as well as in the wholesale and retail of refined petroleum products.

The contract is worth slightly over €200 million and relates to the execution of a hydrocracking unit (Hydrocracked Base Oil plant) with associated logistic facilities, which will allow the production of Group II base oils. Project completion with fully operational facilities is expected by the first half of 2025. This innovative plant will be the second one in Europe and will be capable of treating better performing base oil groups, with a lower environmental impact. International environmental regulations are driving the need for higher quality base oils, especially in the automotive sector, where engine oil manufacturers are responding to increasing demand for low sulphur and energy-efficient products.

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group CEO, commented: “We are delighted to continue our long-lasting, mutually beneficial cooperation with such a prestigious client, thanks to this third EPC project to be carried out within the Gdansk Refinery. With this award we further strengthen our footprint in Poland as well as our strong commitment to support the LOTOS Group in ensuring best environmentally performing processes and products”.

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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”.

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Maire Tecnimont Group awarded €130 MN petrochemical contract by Kazanorgsintez PJSC in the Russian Federation

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiaries Tecnimont Planung & Industrieanlagenbau GmbH and MT Russia LLC have been awarded by Kazanorgsintez PJSC (KOS) an EP contract (Engineering and Procurement) for the execution of a Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)/ Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) plant, to be implemented inside the existing KOS facilities, located in Kazan, in the Republic of Tatarstan (Russian Federation).

KOS is one of the largest producers of polyethylene in the Russian Federation, supplying its products to 36 countries worldwide. The contract signing ceremony was held in Maire Tecnimont Group’s Milan headquarters and attended by KOS General Director Farid Minigulov and Maire Tecnimont Group CEO Pierroberto Folgiero, together with several top executives of both companies.  

The overall EP contract value is approximately €130 million. The contract is under a Lump Sum scheme for the Engineering and Procurement Services and under a Reimbursable scheme for the Equipment and Material supply. The scope of the project includes the implementation of a new LDPE/EVA Plant with a capacity of 100,000 tons per year. The Project will be mainly aimed at expanding the production capacity of polyolefins, and its completion is expected within about 40 months from the contract signing date. 

The portion of the scope of work in the Russian Federation will be performed by MT Russia in its Moscow engineering centre, where Maire Tecnimont Group employs about 200 specialists currently involved in several ongoing Russian projects. MT Russia represents therefore an asset within the Group’s network, with a well-established reputation as a provider of added value services to the Russian market. Tecnimont Planung & Industrieanlagenbau is Tecnimont’s German engineering subsidiary located in Braunschweig, highly specialized in the design of LDPE plants.

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€430 million contract awarded by Repsol in Portugal for 2 advanced polymer units

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary Tecnimont S.p.A. has been awarded a contract by Repsol for the realization of a Polypropylene Unit and a linear Polyethylene Unit on an EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) Lump Sum Turn-Key basis, as part of Repsol’s expansion of Sines Industrial Complex in Portugal. 

The total contract value is approximately €430 million. The project scope of work entails complete engineering services, equipment and material supply, installation and construction activities and, as an optional part of the scope, commissioning and start up. The project completion is expected by 2025. The new Polypropylene and linear Polyethylene Units, which represent the largest industrial investment in Portugal in the last ten years, will have a capacity of 300,000 tons per year each and will be located inside Repsol’s industrial complex in Sines, Portugal. The technologies applied in both units will guarantee maximum energy efficiency and will be the first of their kind to be implemented in the Iberian Peninsula, making the Sines Industrial Complex one of the most advanced in Europe due to its flexibility and high degree of integration.

Repsol is a global multi-energy company established in Spain and listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange for 25 years. Its products are distributed in nearly 100 countries to around 24 million customers. Repsol Industrial Complex in Sines is the largest chemical site in Portugal.  

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are really enthusiastic to support a reputable player such as Repsol in its industrial commitment to enabling its petrochemical expansion while creating sustainability, wealth and quality employment. We are honoured to play a strategic role in the largest investment in Portugal in the last decade, contributing with our technological know-how and distinctive competences in managing innovative projects to implement these next generation units, which will produce high quality plastic materials for highly specialized applications”.

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Maire Tecnimont Group’s Nextchem awarded by TotalEnergies an engineering contract for a Biojet plant in France

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary NextChem has been awarded a contract by TotalEnergies to carry out a Front-End Engineering Design and supply its technological know-how to implement a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) plant in Grandpuits, France, capable of processing 400,000 tons per year (ton/y). The project is part of the plan to convert the Grandpuits Refinery into a zero-crude platform that will include a Bio Refinery, where NextChem is already engineering Europe’s first plant to produce compostable and biodegradable plastics, with a capacity of 100,000 ton/y. 

The BioJet plant, due to be operational in 2024, will strengthen NextChem’s role in TotalEnergies’s net-zero strategy as a major part of the Grandpuits Refinery “zero-crude” platform development, known as “Projet Galaxie”. 

The “Projet Galaxie” will produce BioJet fuels by treating primarily animal fats from Europe and used cooking oil. This new unit will be aligned with France’s roadmap for the deployment of sustainable aviation biofuels, which includes a target of 2% by 2025 and 5% by 2030.

SAF (or BioJet) technological know-how is one of NextChem’s key component of its green-tech portfolio that makes Maire Tecnimont Group a key enabler of the Energy Transition. Contributing to a sustainable mobility through a wide range of solutions for the production of green, low carbon and biofuels is one of Maire Tecnimont Group’s priority goals towards 2025, within its sustainability strategy. 

Pierroberto Folgiero, Chief Executive Officer of Maire Tecnimont Group and NextChem commented: “We are very happy to continue strengthening our strategic collaboration with a prestigious global player like TotalEnergies: being the partner of choice for its ambitious Grandpuits energy transition project is exciting, as innovative corporations have pioneering goals and may make the difference in Europe’s challenging path to decarbonization. Combining Maire Tecnimont’s leading experience in EPC contracting in the natural resources transformation sector worldwide, with NextChem’s focus on deploying solutions in carbon footprint reduction through the development of new technologies is a winning value proposition.  The air transportation sector is looking for biofuels solutions urgently, to cope with the challenging targets for GHG emissions reduction. This partnership will give a concrete answer to a concrete need”.

TotalEnergies is investing in low-carbon activities with strong growth, like bioplastics and renewable fuels production, with the ambition of getting to net zero in Europe by 2050.  

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NextChem awarded a contract by Total Corbion PLA to design a biopolymer plant in France

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary NextChem has been awarded a contract by Total Corbion PLAa 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion, to carry out a Front-End Engineering Design for their 100,000 tons per annum Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) plant in Grandpuits, France. 

The plant, due to be operational in 2024, will be the first of its kind in Europe. It would make Total Corbion PLA the global market leader in PLA, firmly positioned to cater for the rapidly growing demand for Luminy® PLA resins.

Maire Tecnimont Group’s heritage in polymerization of traditional plastics combined with NextChem’s portfolio of innovative solutions for green chemistry ensures the necessary know-how to manage this industrial initiative. 

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group and NextChem Chief Executive Officer, commented:  “This award is a confirmation that our Group is a trusted and valued technological and engineering partner for large-scale, innovative and complex projects. We are proud to work with a Joint Venture of our long-time client Total to increase the availability of sustainable plastics in Europe.”

Thomas Philipon, CEO of Total Corbion PLA, is pleased to launch this next stage in the process: “Signing this contract with NextChem is an important milestone as it reinforces our commitment to the global bioplastic market as the first company to launch commercial scale Lactic Acid to PLA capability in Europe.  We are proud to enable our customers to propose sizeable solutions to the market and support the circular economy development.” 

Luminy® PLA resins are biobased and made from annually renewable resources, offering a reduced carbon footprint versus many traditional plastics. At the end of its useful life, PLA products can be mechanically or chemically recycled. The biodegradable and compostable functionalities of PLA make it the material of choice for a wide range of markets and applications including fresh fruit packaging, food service ware, durable consumer goods, toys and 3D printing.

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Maire Tecnimont Group signs MoU to develop biopolymer plant project in the Russian Federation

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiaries NextChem and MET Development have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with MC TAIF JSC (TAIF) today to co-develop a new bio-degradable polymer plant in the Republic of Tatarstan (Russian Federation), using NextChem’s know-how and MET Development’s project development capabilities. 

TAIF is the largest industrial investment company in Tatarstan, engaged in Oil and Gas, Chemistry, Petrochemistry and Energy. Under the agreement, TAIF and Maire Tecnimont Group’s subsidiaries will jointly assess and evaluate the biopolymer plant opportunity in order to establish the fundamentals of the joint development collaboration between the Parties. NextChem will be selected to provide its expertise and know-how to carry out the FEED (Front End Engineering Design) and EPC activities for the realization of the biopolymer plant. Maire Tecnimont Group will bring technological solutions and the best know-how for project development and execution, relying on 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

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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 

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Maire Technimont Signed €200 mn EPC Contract For a New Urea Plant in Turkey

 Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary Tecnimont S.p.A. has signed with GEMLİK GÜBRE SANAYİİ ANONİM ŞİRKETİ an EPC contract for a value of approximately €200 million related to the implementation of a new Urea and UAN (Urea Ammonium Nitrate solution) plant in Gemlik, 125 km south of Istanbul, Turkey. 
The plant will have the capacity of 1,640 MTPD of Granular Urea and 500 MTPD of UAN, and will run on the market-leading urea technology of Stamicarbon, a fully owned subsidiary of the Group. The Scope of Work concerns the execution of engineering, supply of all equipment and materials and construction and erection works. Project completion is planned within about three years of its effectiveness. 
GEMLİK GÜBRE belongs to Yildirim Holding, a multi-billion USD, diversified Group active in several fields from Chemicals and Fertilizers to Ports and Logistics, to Metals and Mining. Ammonia and other fertilizers are already produced in the same industrial facility, with direct access to a Mediterranean seaport. 

Ali Rıza Yıldırım, Chairman of the Gemlik Gübre, commented: “The signing of this agreement is the first step of great cooperation. We entrust Tecnimont and believe that we will achieve great success together worldwide”.
 
Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group CEO, commented: “We are extremely proud of this new achievement that confirms the Group leadership in the fertilizer sector and allows us to expand our geographical footprint in a strategic market such as Turkey”.


Maire Tecnimont SpA
Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. a company listed on the Milan stock exchange is at the head of an international industrial group leader in the transformation of natural resources (plant engineering in downstream oil&gas, with technological and execution competences). Through its subsidiary NextChem, it operates in the field of green chemistry and the technologies supporting the energy transition. Maire Tecnimont Group operates in about 45 countries, numbering around 50 operative companies and a workforce of approximately 6,500 employees, along with approximately 3,000 professionals in the electro-instrumental division.

Source: www.mairetecnimont.com.