• Stamicarbon will provide its proprietary Ultra-Low Energy Design that substantially lowers operating expenses (OPEX) and offers significant environmental benefits by reducing energy consumption
• Ninth worldwide implementation of this groundbreaking technology

Milan, 1 February 2024 MAIRE (MAIRE.MI) announces that NEXTCHEM (Sustainable Technology Solutions), through its nitrogen technology licensor Stamicarbon, has been awarded licensing and equipment supply contracts for a urea melt plant in China by Jiangsu Huachang Chemical Co. The plant, to be located in Zhangjiagang (Jiangsu province), will have a capacity of 1,860 MTPD and use Stamicarbon’s Ultra-Low Energy (ULE) design.

The proprietary Ultra-Low Energy Design allows for heat supply in the form of high-pressure steam to be used three times instead of two. This heat recovery scheme results in a 35% reduction in steam consumption and a 16% decrease in cooling water use compared to the traditional CO2 stripping process. With two plants currently in operation, the Ultra-Low Energy design is demonstrating unparalleled energy savings in the market, a result of Stamicarbon’s continuous commitment to innovation and excellence in the urea fertilizer technology.

Jiangsu Huachang (Group) Co. Ltd. is a listed chemical manufacturer focusing on the production of fertilizers.

Alessandro Bernini, MAIRE CEO, commented: “This project marks the ninth worldwide implementation of our groundbreaking ULE technology: a recognition as the industry's benchmark for energy consumption and efficiency, as well as further evidence of the Group's commitment in providing sustainable technology solutions to support clients in their decarbonization plans.