Emerging urea producer NeuRizer (ASX: NRZ) has appointed Dutch fertilising industry expert Stamicarbon as the urea licensor for its flagship urea project in South Australia.
Formerly Leigh Creek Energy, the company changed its name to NeuRizer last month to better reflect its vision and business, which involves the development of its project to deliver a low-cost, high-quality nitrogen-based fertiliser for local and export agriculture markets.
Today’s news follows the company’s announcement last week that it had appointed another top tier international company, Kellogg Brown and Root, as the ammonia licensor for the project.
Based in the Netherlands, Stamicarbon is the innovation and licence company of Maire Tecnimont Group and is regarded as a global market leader in the design and development of fertiliser plant technologies with urea, green ammonia and nitric acid being the core business.
NeuRizer hailed the appointment the final major technology milestone for the project with all licensors and proprietary equipment now locked in for the completion of front-end engineering and design (FEED) for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility.
The appointment was recommended by DL E&C, NeuRizer’s engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) and FEED CCS engineering provider.
75 years of fertilising industry expertise
NeuRizer managing director Phil Staveley said the company was also drawn to Stamicarbon for its proven track record and industry leading technologies.
“With more than 250 licenced plants and over 90 debottlenecking projects there is no other company with more experience in the fertiliser industry better suited to being a partner for our project.”
“We look forward to working closely with them towards first production and making NeuRizer a flagship urea producer for the local and export agriculture markets,” he added.
As the urea licensor, Stamicarbon will deliver the process design package for the NeuRizer urea project, a critical requirement for DL E&C to complete its commitment to provide a FEED package.
NeuRizer’s flagship project, located 550km north of Adelaide, is designed to initially produce 1 million tonnes per annum of urea fertiliser with potential to increase to 2Mtpa.