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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

The Turkmenistan Garabogaz Fertiliser plant (TGF), developed by Turkmenhimiya (the chemical state-owned company), is the largest fertilizer plant in Turkmenistan. Built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan, the TGF project is centered around a huge ammonia plant.

Gas is the feedstock of the plants as one billion cubic meters will be used annually. Additionally, Turkmenistan’s economy is built on gas and is currently 4th in the world in estimated gas reserves, accounting for about 10% of the global reserves. The production of fertilizers ensures the country’s food security.

The challenge

Located near the Caspian Sea, the plant provides 700 full-time jobs for a daily production of 2,000 tons of ammonia and 3,500 tons of urea.

For this project, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries chose our team at Cannon Artes as a partner to design, manufacture, and install all water treatment equipment involved in the production process. From pretreatment to the Caspian Sea water desalination system through to wastewater treatment, the entire project employed our know-how and ability to respond effectively to the client’s requirements.

The project

For Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, we built an integrated plant consisting of several stages: pretreatment, desalination, demineralization, condensate polishing, and wastewater treatment. The main objectives were twofold:

  • To obtain ultrapure demineralized water from high-salinity seawater, suitable for feeding high-pressure boilers
  • To treat wastewater from the process for reuse

The wastewater treatment plant, included in our supply for TGF, collects all waste streams from the process and, after being treated, uses them as part of the raw material for process water.

The supplied solution

The water treatment plant, commissioned in early 2018, was installed in a building of 10,000 square meters: 170 meters long and 60 meters wide.

The plant capacity is 300 m3/h when using seawater as raw material and 230 m3/h using steam condensate returning from the process.