The plant will be located at Sungai Liang Industrial Park (SPARK), Brunei Darussalam. Brunei is one of the largest producers and exporters of natural gas in the world, and this new project will support the government’s long-term development strategy to diversify the country’s economy by the development of downstream activities in the petrochemical industry.
According to the statement, the urea plant will have a nameplate capacity of 3900 metric tpd. It will use Stamicarbon’s LAUNCH MELTTM Pool Condenser Design, which features the company’s pool condenser equipment and the complete synthesis section in Safurex® stainless steel. Although the company has urea plants in operation at higher capacities, this is the highest nameplate capacity for a urea melt plant that has been licensed by Stamicarbon. Furthermore, the project will help to reinforce the company’s market position and growth in the Asia Pacific region. The scope of the contract comprises a licence, process design package (PDP) and proprietary equipment for the urea melt plant. Plant startup is scheduled for 2021.