PORT OF SPAIN, May 18 -- Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Ltd. has begun construction of its $1.5 billion ammonia, urea, ammonium nitrate solution, and melamine solution complex.
The complex comprises seven plants and will be built at the Point Lisas Industrial Estate in Central Trinidad.
The first phase of the complex will produce about 1.48 million tonnes/year (tpy) of urea ammonium nitrate 32 (UAN32) solution for export primarily to the US and about 60,000 million tpy of melamine. The melamine will be exported to the US and Europe.
The feedstock for the UAN32 solution and the melamine will be obtained from and integrated ammonium, urea, nitric acid, and ammonium nitrate plants.
The second phase of the project will involve, as a minimum, the addition of about 60,000 tpy of melamine production and, based on market development, a repeat of the Urea/UAN plants.
The project will use 100 MMcfd of natural gas.
Plant capacities are 1,850 million tpy of ammonia, 2,076 million tpy of urea solution, 1,500 million tpy of nitric acid, 1,905 million tpy of ammonium nitrate, 4,300 million tpy of UAN mixing plant, and 180 million tpy of melamine in each of two plants.