According to the press service of the Nakhodka Mineral Fertilizer Plant (NFP), the Project is being carried out in strict accordance with the approved schedule.
Active work on the construction site has been underway since January 2020. Currently, the contractor is completing survey work and is starting to set up temporary roads and sites for storing the soil layer.
The design documentation is being developed, technological schemes of the plant from the licensor are expected to be received shortly. The EPC contractor is ready to order key equipment in accordance with the received specifications. The design of water disposal from the main site is underway.
The situation with COVID-19 was commented by the general director of NFP Taras Ganaga: “Ensuring the safety and maintaining the health of our employees and contractors is the main priority for the company. We transferred office employees to a remote mode of operation, monitor the epidemiological situation online and provide our employees with everything necessary to protect themselves from the threat of the virus. Employees arriving at a construction site from other regions are obligatory placed on self-isolation. Coronavirus, inevitably, made adjustments to the mode of operation, but in no way affects the plans and schedules of work.”
“By June 15, we expect to complete commissioning of the 35/10 kV substation with a capacity of 3 MW, which will provide the construction site with electricity for the construction period,” he added.
According to the general director, by the end of 2020, it is planned to complete the design of the plant’s infrastructure facilities and begin the State Environmental Expertise on project documentation.
The construction project of the Nakhodka mineral fertilizer and methanol plant is being implemented near the large seaport of Nakhodka, close to the target market - the Asia-Pacific region.
Each year, the plant plans to produce 1.8 million tons of methanol (stage 1) and 1.8 million tons of ammonia (stage 2).
Reaching full design capacity is planned for the end of 2023. The construction is carried out under the “turnkey” EPC contract with the leading international contractor for the construction of gas chemical plants - China Chengda Engineering Co., Ltd.