Técnicas Reunidas Signs Contract to Develop Zero-Carbon Nitrogen Fertilizer Plant in USA

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 8/10/2023, Location: North America

• The Spanish company has been selected by ATLAS AGRO AG to develop the FEED and OBCE (front-end engineering design/open book cost estimation) during the next 10 months.
• The plant will be built by Técnicas Reunidas through an EPC contract (engineering, procurement and construction), once the FEED/OBCE Contract is finalized and financing is closed by ATLAS AGRO AG.

Técnicas Reunidas (TR) has signed a contract with the green fertilizer company Atlas Agro (AA) for the development of a zero-carbon fertilizer plant, Pacific Green Fertilizer (PGF), in the Northwest of the United States, close to Richland, a city in Benton County (Washington).

TR and AA have already worked together in the previous stage, the Feasibility Phase of the PGF Plant.

The current contract includes the execution of the FEED as well as the investment estimation in the form of an “open book” (FEED-OBE Contract), for 9 million USD. Once the FEED phase is complete and all approvals have been received, Técnicas Reunidas will start the execution of the plant through an EPC contract. The estimated total investment is close to 1 billion USD.

This award follows the de-risking strategy put in place by Técnicas Reunidas, as the EPC would be executed after a thorough risk assessment and mitigation strategy developed during the FEED stage.

The nitrogen fertilizer plant which will use Tecnicas Reunidas proprietary technology for the main process units and will be the world’s first full scale zero-carbon nitrogen plant, using only air, water and zero-carbon electricity as raw materials.

It will have the capacity to produce 650,000 tons per year of Calcium Ammonium Nitrate and will be composed of the following main units: Ammonia, Nitric Acid, Ammonium Nitrate, Calcium Ammonium Nitrate, Calcium Nitrate, Electrolyzers and Air Separation.

The plant will be the first of a series that Atlas Agro plans to build in multiple regions across the world.

This new contract consolidates Tecnicas Reunidas’ reputation in the market as an experienced FEED/OBE Contractor and Tecnicas Reunidas’ commitment to continue and expand its activities in the important North American market.

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