Nutrien selects thyssenkrupp Uhde for major Clean Ammonia plant project

thyssenkrupp Uhde has been selected as technology provider and partner for a new “Clean Ammonia” plant planned by Nutrien, the world's largest provider of crop inputs and services. Subject to Nutrien’s final investment decision, anticipated in 2023, the  plant will have a capacity of 3,500 metric tons/day and be built at Nutrien’s Geismar, Louisiana, USA facility. More than 90% of the CO2 emissions will be captured and stored (Carbon Capture and Storage).

“This partnership marks another important milestone in our commitment to provide solutions to help meet the world’s decarbonization goals through leadership in clean ammonia production,” said Trevor Williams, Interim President, Nitrogen and Phosphate at Nutrien. “We are glad to have an experienced partner with both the technology and proven execution competence to join us on this journey as we strive to sustainably feed and fuel the future.”

Dr. Cord Landsmann, CEO thyssenkrupp Uhde: “We are excited to be the chosen technology partner for this project and support the execution as well. This is another proof point that the market shifts towards sustainable, clean and green ammonia. And we can deliver easy to install solutions at the necessary scale.”

Climate protection made simple: emission reduction at large scale
The planned clean ammonia plant will be based on autothermal reforming technology (ATR) which allows for a nearly CO2-free syngas production from natural gas with the help of pure oxygen. Ammonia is produced in a second step, and the CO2 from this combined reforming is captured and stored. This reduces emissions to a minimum. thyssenkrupp Uhde has over 100 years of experience in engineering and building of chemical plants, more than 2,500 in total. As a global technology plus EPC provider, integrating various technologies and building complete chemical complexes is part of their track record.

Of the 130 ammonia plants worldwide, thyssenkrupp has built some of the largest plants, frequently setting new industry standards such as the uhde® dual pressure technology. Besides the fertilizer industry, thyssenkrupp Uhde is also targeting the clean energy market with its clean ammonia technologies and is also completing the value chain by offering ammonia storage and ammonia cracking solutions being relevant for the transition towards clean energy.


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