Honeywell Selected As Main Automation Contractor For One Of The Largest Pjsc Metafrax Chemical Complexes In Russia

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Honeywell Selected As Main Automation Contractor For One Of The Largest Pjsc Metafrax Chemical Complexes In Russia

Honeywell experience, technology and services to facilitate the production and supply of ammonia, urea and melamine to the Russian and other global markets

​GUBAKHA, Russia, April 17, 2019 -- Honeywell Process Solutions today 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:


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. “Leveraging our segment and market experience, combined with our industry-leading technology will help us create a flagship plant allowing PJSC Metafrax to reliably meet the demands of its customers.”


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 thousand tons of urea, 308 thousand tons of ammonia and 40 thousand tons of melamine.


For more information about Honeywell automation solutions, please visit: www.honeywellprocess.com.


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Honeywell Process Solutions (www.honeywellprocess.com) is a pioneer in automation control, instrumentation and services for the oil and gas; refining; energy; pulp and paper; industrial power generation; chemicals and petrochemicals; biofuels; life sciences; and metals, minerals and mining industries. It is also a leader in providing software solutions and instrumentation that help manufacturers find value and competitive advantage in through Honeywell Connected Plant, Honeywell’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution. Process Solutions is part of Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group, which also includes Honeywell UOP (www.uop.com), a leading international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries.


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PJSC Metafrax (www.metafrax.ru/en) is a world-renowned flagship of the Russia’s organic chemistry market. It is the largest Russian methanol exporter with a total export share over 40%. The company’s sales territory includes 60 countries. Metafrax Group’s enterprises produce methanol, formalin, pentaerythritol, urotropine, urea formaldehyde concentrate (UFC), synthetic resins, polyamide, sodium formate etc.


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