11.04.2022 – Milan, Italy
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.