Saipem has reached the EPC agreement with Perdaman Chemical and Fertilizers Pty Ltd for the development of the Burrup Urea Project. It consists of a Urea Fertilizer plant to be installed in the Burrup Industrial Area, approximately 20 km North-West of Karratha, on the coastline of Western Australia.
The overall contract value is for around 2.4bn USD and Saipem share amounts to around 1.2bn USD.
The scope of work includes engineering, supply of equipment and materials, construction, pre-commissioning and commissioning for the execution of a urea fertilizer plant with a capacity of 2.14 million tonnes of urea per annum including a water treatment plant, a power plant (more than 100MW), as well as urea storage, loading and unloading facilities.
The Saipem-Clough Joint Venture will collaborate with Haldor Topsoe, a technology provider using its cutting edge SynCOR technology to build the single-line ammonia plant, while Saipem proprietary Snamprogetti Urea technology will be used for the urea production. This technology combination ensures state of the art ammonia and urea production with low carbon emission and high energy efficiency.