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CO2 Recovery Plant to Urea production in Abu Dhabi

Brief description:


Main developer: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Project type: Capture

Scale: Large

Status: Operative

Year of operation 2009
Industry: Chemical products

Capture method: Post-combustion

Capture technology: Amine
New or retrofit: New
Transport of CO2 by: none

Type of storage: Not decided

Volume: 100 000 tonnes/CO2


CO2 is recovered from Natural gas fired boiler and steam reformer flue gas, compressed and used for urea production at Ruwais Fertilizer Industries plant in Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates. Start of operation was 2009.

CO2 recovery capacity     400 metric T/D. Flue gas is cooled and SOx is removed before entering CO2 absorber.CO2 is captured with amines with improved KM CDR Process® with KS-1™ Solvent from MHI which has delivered the CO2 capture plant.


About the plant

FERTIL are the owner and operator of an Ammonia and Urea complex in Ruwais. The Topsoe-designed Ammonia Plant currently produces 1050 MT/day and the Stamicarbon-designed Urea Plant’s current Capacity is 1500 MT/day. During the last 24 years, some small modifications were carried out, which increased the Urea plant capacity by 20%.

A project was started in 2007 to further increase the Urea Plant capacity by 50%, to increase the capasity to convert 90,000 MT Per Year of ammonia into urea. Urea Plant modifications will enable the Urea plant Synthesis section to produce 2700 MT Per Day of Urea. Out of this, about 800 MT Per Day will be sent to the Melamine plant and 1900 MT Per Day of Urea production will be granulated and marketed. This project would cost in total around 240 Million US Dollars.

The Carbon Dioxide Recovery technology and license is provided by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan and the unit will have a capacity of 400 MT Per Day of CO2.

The most positive benefit to the Environment is the Carbon dioxide required for this process that will be recovered from the presently vented Reformer flue gases, resulting in annual reduction in Green House Gases emissions of approximately 100,000 tons of CO2 and that corresponds to 20% reduction in FERTIL CO2 emission.

Prilled, white urea, free from visible impurities and dust and chemically treated to reduce hygroscopic with the following chemical specifications:
Total Nitrogen content 46.00% By weight minimum
Biuret                        1.00% By weight maximum
Moisture: Bulk:           0.33% By weight maximum
Bagged:      0.50% By weight maximum
Prills Distribution         90% By weight minimum between 1.0 and 2.5 mm.


More information and news

Urea Debottlenecking Project, FERTIL 3/11/2008

Contact info

Main developer: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Companies involved