Sittard, The Netherlands, April 25 – Stamicarbon, the Licensing and IP Center of Maire Tecnimont SpA, has signed a contract with First Global Company for revamping the urea plant of State Company for Fertilizer North Area (NFC) in Iraq.

The NFC urea plant in Baiji, Iraq, was designed in 1989 as a Stamicarbon CO2 Stripping plant with a capacity of 1750 metric tons per day (mtpd). After the revamp it will have a capacity of 2,200 mtpd of prilled urea.  Engineering work will be undertaken by First Global Company.  Start-up is planned for 2015.

Besides the license and process design package for the debottlenecking Stamicarbon will also directly supply the proprietary high pressure carbamate condenser in Safurex® stainless steel. Safurex® is the leading corrosion-resistant construction material for high-pressure urea equipment.

Stamicarbon B.V.

Stamicarbon, the licensing and IP Center of Maire Tecnimont, is the global market leader in licensing of urea technology and services with more than 50% market share in synthesis and 35% market share in urea granulation technology. Stamicarbon has more than 65 years' experience in licensing its urea technology and services, delivering optimum environmental performance, safety, reliability and productivity at the lowest investment level. Over 260 urea plants are using its technology. In addition, it has completed over 90 revamp projects in Stamicarbon and non-Stamicarbon plants. Since 1947, Stamicarbon has been the world’s leading authority and innovator in the field of urea in close co-operation with research institutes, suppliers and customers.
Stamicarbon has offices in Sittard (The Netherlands), Beijing (China) and Moscow (Russia). For further information:

Maire Tecnimont SpA

Maire Tecnimont is an international leading Group in the sectors of Engineering & Construction (E&C), Technology & Licensing and Energy & Ventures with specific skills in plant engineering in particular in the hydrocarbon industry (Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Fertilizers) and also in Power Generation and Infrastructures. The Group is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange and is present in over 30 countries, controls over 50 operating companies and has about 4,500 employees, half of whom are located abroad. At 31 December 2012 the Group reported revenues for €2.2 billion and a backlog of about €5 billion. For further information:

For further information:

Stamicarbon B.V.                                      

Mrs. Mieke Beaujean, Communication Manager             

Tel +31 46 423 7045