CCC Building Largest Blue Ammonia Plant in World
The consortium of thyssenkrupp Uhde and Consolidated Contractors Group Doha S.A.L was awarded an EPCC contract for the world’s largest blue ammonia plant to be built for Qatar Fertilizer Company (QAFCO). The contract was signed on 31 August 2022 in Doha, Qatar.
CCC’s scope of work consists of the construction of one new ammonia plant (A7) on the Q7 site in Mesaieed Industrial City south of Doha, offsite and utilities works at the Q5-Q6 site, CO2 transfer line over existing piperack and an NH3 loading area. The plant is scheduled for completion in 2026. The design of the proposed plant will utilise uhde® ammonia technology to build a single-line system with a record capacity of 1.2 million metric tons per annum of blue ammonia, making it the biggest facility of its kind in the world. QatarEnergy’s sustainability and energy transition strategy includes various initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Qatar by 2035, with the blue ammonia production being one of the viable options towards reducing the carbon intensity compared to other energy sources such as LNG. Blue ammonia is produced when the carbon dioxide (CO2) generated during conventional ammonia production is captured or stored.