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thyssenkrupp extends its presence in Brunei's petrochemical industry

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Signed on 26 August, thyssenkrupp has received an order from the state-owned Brunei Fertilizer Industries for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a new fertilizer production facility. The order is expected to come into effect later this year.

Brunei Fertilizer Industries' fully integrated greenfield fertilizer complex will have a production capacity of 2200 tpd of ammonia and 3900 tpd of urea. After its planned completion in 2021, the plant will use parts of Brunei’s large natural gas reserves as feedstock for producing high-quality nitrogen fertilizer mainly for the export market.

thyssenkrupp’s scope of supply for this fertilizer complex will include the engineering, supply of equipment, erection, supervision of construction and commissioning as well as various offsite and related utility systems.

Brunei is one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of natural gas. This project will support the government’s long-term development strategy to diversify the country’s economy. As one of the key investment sectors, the development of downstream activities in the petrochemical industry will help better utilise the main economic resources available: oil and gas.

Peter Feldhaus, CEO of thyssenkrupp’s Industrial Solutions business area, commented: “This major order will further strengthen our market position and growth in the Asia Pacific region.”

Dato Bahrin Abdullah, Chairman of Brunei Fertilizer Industries, stated: “We have chosen thyssenkrupp for our investment project as the company combines vast experience in EPC with proven and cost-efficient fertilizer production technology, ensuring the highest environmental standards.”

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