Razi contract awarded, other deals imminent

06 September 2002

The local Petrochemical Industries Design & Engineering Company (PIDEC)has been awarded by National Petrochemical Company (NPC)the contract to build a large-scale ammonia plant at the Razi petrochemical complex, located in the Bandar Imam petrochemical special economic zone (petzone - MEED 21:6:02).

PIDEC won the deal against competition from Germany's Krupp Uhdeand Italy's Snamprogetti, having submitted the lowest offer. No details have been released about PIDEC's price. PIDEC will use technology from Switzerland's Ammonia Casalefor the 676,500-tonne-a-year (t/y) facility, which will complement two existing ammonia units with a total capacity of 660,000 t/y.

A team comprising Tomen Corporationand Kawasaki Heavy Industries, both of Japan, UK-based MW Kelloggand the local Namvaranis understood to be well placed to win the contract to build a fertiliser plant in western Iran for the local Kermanshah Petrochemical Industries Company,in which NPC is the principal shareholder. The other bidders for the 1,200-tonne-a-day (t/d) ammonia and 2,000-t/d urea plant are Krupp Uhde and Japan's Toyo Engineering Corporation(MEED 8:3:02).

A contract award is imminent on the low-density polyethylene (LDPE) unit at NPC's olefins 6 project. The 300,000-t/y facility will be located at the Emir Kabir petrochemical complex in the petzone. The bidders for the project are: South Korea's Daelim Engineers & Construction Company, with Namvaran; LG Engineering & Construction, also of South Korea, with the local Nargan Consulting Engineers; and Tecnimontof Italy, with PIDEC.

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