thyssenkrupp commissions fertilizer plant for PVFCCo in Vietnam
thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) has successfully commissioned in 2018 the process plant of the new fertilizer plant for the production of 250,000 tonnes of NPK fertilizer per year for Petrovietnam Fertilizer & Chemicals Corporation (PVFCCo) in Vietnam. NPK fertilizer is a multinutrient fertilizer comprised of the three primary nutrients required for healthy plant growth: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. The new plant is located in the Phu My Town, 70 km away from Ho Chi Minh City.

P D Samudra, CEO and Managing Director of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) says: "Our experience in DI-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP) and NPK plants spans almost two decades and includes grassroots and expansion projects for a number of fertilizer majors in India and abroad. All of these have been built using the state-of-the-art Pipe Reactor technology of Incro. The PVFCCo project was an excellent example for the collaboration between various offices of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions worldwide We are especially honored to have been selected for this project which involved different entities of thyssenkrupp worldwide."

Work on the project began in 2015, when the Vietnamese fertilizer major entrusted thyssenkrupp with building the plant on a lumpsum turnkey basis after an international bidding process. The project was executed along with consortium partner Petrovietnam Technical Services Corporation (PTSC), which is based in Vietnam. PTSC was mainly responsible for construction, local transportation and safety-related measures at the project site.

thyssenkrupp builds on a solid track record in building DAP-NPK plants. In recent times, the company has successfully commissioned a number of plants in India and abroad. The NPK plant uses the Pipe Reactor technology from Incro, Spain, and phosphoric acid, liquid ammonia, sulfuric acid and different phosphatic fertilizers as feedstock to achieve the desired grade of NPK. Petrovietnam Fertilizer & Chemicals Corporation is a joint stock company manufacturing urea and other key fertilizers and chemicals. The company supplies different grades of fertilizers to support the country's agricultural needs and increase farm productivity.