thyssenkrupp Uhde, a leading provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for chemical plants, has won a contract from Qatar Fertiliser Company (Qafco), an affiliate of QatarEnergy, to provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning services for a world-scale ammonia plant, capable of producing its full output as blue ammonia.
The project, which is being set up in a consortium with Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), a leading construction company in the Middle East, is due for completion by the first quarter of 2026.
Thanks to the Uhde ammonia technology, the single-train plant will have a record capacity of 3,500 tonnes/day. This further enhances thyssenkrupp Uhde’s strong position in the mega-scale market, said its top official at the recent signing ceremony for the approximately $1 billion EPC contract.
“thyssenkrupp has a long-standing business relationship with Qatar, and we are delighted to sign this contract. With our proven technology and innovation expertise, we are laying the foundation towards sustainable solutions jointly with our customers,” remarked Martina Merz, the CEO of thyssenkrupp after signing the contract.
The plant, known as Ammonia-7, is claimed to be the industry’s first world-scale and largest blue ammonia project. It will have a capacity of 1.2 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of blue ammonia.
The new plant will be located in Mesaieed Industrial City (MIC) and will be operated by Qafco as part of its integrated facilities.
Blue ammonia is produced when the carbon dioxide generated during conventional ammonia production is captured and stored. Blue ammonia, which can be transported using conventional ships, can then be used in power stations to produce low-carbon electricity.