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Proton Ventures designs a state-of-the-art ammonia export terminal in United Arab Emirates

Proton Ventures is awarded a FEED+ engineering package (Basic Engineering plus partial Detailed Engineering) for a new ammonia export terminal by the biggest oil, gas and chemicals company in UAE. The project, which kicked off in January 2022, will be finalized in the third quarter of 2022 and boasts the biggest ammonia tanks ever built in Middle East.

It includes state-of-the-art equipment design and safety standards and Proton Ventures design characteristics as previously implemented in other ammonia terminals around the world.

State-of-the-art equipment

The ammonia export terminal is designed to operate in extreme conditions with temperatures well above 50°C.  All special provisions have been taken in sizing the terminal for desert-proof operation while maintaining all design characteristics that ensure quick installation on site, good inspectability and uncompromised reliability.

Design Highlights

Examples of Proton’s design highlights:

  • Tank valve; Special inherently safe main discharge bottom valve
  • Intermittent Flare + Interconnecting bridge + Staircase combined for improved CapEx, spatial utilization and simplicity
  • Optimized Refrigeration System design for hot climate operations and low OpEx

Ammonia as energy vector

As the global energy industry starts to unveil the potential of ammonia as energy vector, we, at Proton, are proud to be leading the designs that enable the energy transition from carbon to hydrogen fuels via the NH3 molecule. Once in operation, this terminal will play a major role the flow of thousands of tons of ammonia from the MENA region to Northern Europe and U.S./Canada.