Honeywell Process Solutions announced that Casale SA, an engineering, procurement and construction licensor and contractor, has selected it to be the main automation contractor for a new, state-of-the-art, more than 950 million euros ammonia, urea and melamine (AUM) production facility being built for PJSC Metafrax, one of Russia’s largest chemical companies. The plant, located in Gubakha, Russia, is scheduled for completion in 2021 and will be one of the largest production facilities of its type in Russia.
“Based on our previous and current experiences with Honeywell, we are sure that we chose not only an automation supplier of very modern and reliable solutions, but also an excellent collaborator for this and future projects,” said Mikhail Chernushevich, head of the Chief Instrumentation Engineer’s Team, AUM Complex, PJSC Metafrax. Honeywell will work with Casale to deliver a range of modular process equipment, control, safety and information solutions and competency management systems including: Experion Process Knowledge System with nine Experion Orion workstations, Safety Manager, Uniformance Process History Database for the collection, storage and analysis of process data, Field Device Manager for simplification of maintenance tasks and complete device configuration, Unisim Operator Training Simulator for skills training specific to melamine production and Honeywell UOP Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) unit for hydrogen recovery and purification.
The PSA technology produces exceptionally pure hydrogen, which will be used to produce ammonia and melamine, typically used in the manufacture of plastics, paints, insulation materials, pharmaceuticals, synthetic resins and adhesives and other products.
“We are excited to collaborate with Casale to increase the supply of PJSC Metafrax AUM compounds to the Russian and more than 25 other markets,” said Giorgio Baccaglioni, general manager, Europe Middle East Africa, Honeywell Process Solutions. The construction of the AUM Complex is the biggest investment project of Metafrax. The complex is designed for a maximum annual production of up to 575 000 t of urea, 308 000 t of ammonia and 40 000 t of melamine.