Milan, 8 August 2022Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., through its innovation and license company Stamicarbon, has been selected as the licensor for a urea project in Sub-Saharan Africa. This will be the first urea production facility in the Sub-Saharan Africa. Stamicarbon will deliver the Process Design Package for the Front-End Engineering and Design for a 4000 mtpd melt and granulation plant. 

The urea melt plant with a pool reactor will use Stamicarbon’s MP Flash Design, which is one of Stamicarbon’s variants of melt concepts with improved energy efficiency, entailing a significant reduction of steam consumption. The minimal equipment items result in a significant reduction of the footprint and the overall capital cost of the plant. Less equipment also allows for a reduction in maintenance costs and OPEX savings. 

Alessandro Bernini, Maire Tecnimont CEO, said “We are proud to be part of this remarkable project. It is a genuinely solid project with an innovative concept that is bound to add value to the community and the region at large. Thanks to this project, our Group has increased its footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa and positioned itself as the world leader in cutting-edge technology and solutions to contribute to reduce the carbon footprint of the fertilizer industry”.