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DuPont awarded contract by Acron for MECS technology

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DuPont Clean Technologies has announced that it has been awarded a contract by PJSC Acron for MECS® sulfuric acid technology.

The contract covers licensing, engineering services and proprietary equipment. The new sulfur-burning sulfuric acid plant will have a capacity of 2100 tpd, and will use the MECS Heat Recovery System (HRSTM). The plant will be part of a new phosphate fertilizer complex, which PJSC Acron is planning to construct on the existing Dorogobuzh production site in the Smolensk region of Russia. The detailed design of the fertilizer complex will be carried out by PJSC Acron’s subsidiary, LLC Novgorodskiy GIAP. At the new fertilizer facility, PJSC Acron is planning to produce sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, MAP, DAP and NPK fertilizers. SNC-Lavalin – a long-time partner of DuPont – will be responsible for providing the design packages and other licences and services for the project.

In the statement, DuPont claims that construction and startup are scheduled for completion in 4Q20, with the installation of the HRS equipment and sulfuric acid production set to commence in 2019.

The CEO of Novgorodskiy, Andrey Kolosovsky, said: “Our aim in using MECS services and technology in our design is to enable the Dorogobuzh facility not only to comply with environmental requirements on sulfur dioxide emissions, but to also recover maximum energy with minimal corrosion or maintenance using the MECS HRS technology.

“We take our responsibility to the environment and the communities in which we operate seriously. The MECS technology will allow us to be a good corporate citizen while saving energy and running the sulfuric acid plant efficiently.”

Eli Ben-Shoshan, Global Business Director, DuPont Clean Technologies, added: “We are delighted that proven MECS technology and engineering services have been selected for this prestigious project. MECS sulfuric acid and environmental technologies, engineering design, services and high performance equipment are world-leading and are used around the world in numerous fertilizer, oil and gas, chemical and non-ferrous metals applications to provide cleaner air and limit the impact of operations on the environment.”

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