GE Oil & Gas has reached an industry milestone with the supply of more than 100 turbocompressor trains for urea plants in 34 countries worldwide.
GE Oil & Gas provides reliable steam turbine driven compressor processing technology, as well as turbines for power generation, to many of the world’s leading producers of ammonia and urea which are critical to the global agriculture industries as nitrogen rich fertilizers.
Joe Mastrangelo, vice president – Turbomachinery, GE Oil & Gas said: “Our technology leadership role in the urea fertilizer production market spans over 80 years, starting in the 1920’s with the supply of the first reciprocating compressors for ammonia production. Our first urea turbocompressor train was delivered in 1967 for a 400 ton-per-day plant in France. Today, we are building and supplying trains with capacities reaching as high as 3,800 tons per day. The 100 urea train mark is an important milestone for GE Oil & Gas and for our customers in the downstream industry.’’
Recent project awards that have taken GE Oil & Gas past the 100-unit milestone are:
Urea Train 6 with a total capacity of 3,800 tons per day of urea for the Qatar Fertilizer Company’s (QAFCO) fertilizer plant in Mesaieed Industrial City. The new turbocompressor train will join other syngas and urea trains. GE Oil & Gas has previously supplied for this site for phase 2,3,4 and 5 since 1973, contributing to making QAFCO site the world’s largest single site producer of urea and ammonia; A new urea train for Yara Sluiskil B.V. of the Netherlands that will replace two older units and will increase urea production at the site. Expected to start production in May of 2011, the new plant will rank among the largest and most efficient in the world, with a capacity of 3,500 tons per day; andA new train for Sorfert-Algeria’s fertilizer plant in Arzew, Algeria, which will have a capacity of 3,450 tons per day. Previously,