breaking news

January 2019

Casale and Borsodchem, a subsidiary of Wahua Chemical Group (China) have sealed a contract for the supply of a new 660 MTD, nitric acid plant at the Kazincbarcika factory in Hungary. The plant will produce 68% strength acid and it is based on Casale’s NA2000 dual-pressure process, the same applied in the first, identical unit which has been in operation since 2012 on the same site. Casale scope of supply includes the provision of the license, the basic engineering, the review of detail engineering and site assistance.

"We are very pleased by the continued trust placed by Borsodchem on us and our nitric acid technology also for their second plant. Casale is strongly committed to deliver the same level of high quality, superior performances and long-term reliability as the first one which is in operation since 2012", has commented Mr F. Zardi, CEO of Casale.

NA2000 is Casale’s Dual Pressure nitric acid process originally developed by GPN that Casale has acquired in 2014 from Borealis together with Borealis Nitrates and Phosphates fertilizer technology portfolio.

December 2018

Casale is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by Messrs Smartchem Technologies Limited (STL), a fully owned subsidiary of M/s Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation Limited, India (DFPCL) for a new technical Ammonium Nitrate complex which includes:

  • one 900 MTD Nitric Acid plant, based on Casale’s proprietary NA2000 process (Dual Pressure)
  • one 1143 MTD Ammonium Nitrate Solution plant incorporating Casale’s AN2000 Pipe Reactor technology
  • one Prilling Unit capable to produce 970 MTD of either High Density Ammonium Nitrate (HDAN), based on Casale Technology, or the same amount of Low Density Ammonium Nitrate (LDAN), based on the newly acquired technology from ORICA for this product.

The project will make full use of the original, mothballed, unused equipment originally supplied for another ‘project’ in a totally different geographical area, which never materialized.

Under the terms of the contract Casale will supply, for each of the units mentioned above, the process license, know-how, revalidation of the original Basic Design, review of the new Detail Design, proprietary items and site assistance.

This new order is a testament of Casale’s ability to act as a single source provider of all key technologies and services for an Ammonium Nitrate complex.

Trident Prill Tower

December the 5th 2018

IFFCO, a large Indian fertilizer producer and marketer, has signed off the official acceptance certificate of one of the largest fertilizer revamping project recently carried out in India, involving 13 plants (5 ammonia and 8 urea, respectively, located on 3 sites far apart each other), originally commissioned between the 70’s and the 90’s.

Back in 2014, IFFCO entrusted Casale to devise and be the overall licensor of such revamp, whose target was to reduce the energy consumption of all the plants concerned. After defining the revamping schemes, Casale was responsible for the basic design, the supply of proprietary technologies and equipment, the check of detail engineering design performed by a local reputed company and site assistance.

The project was particularly challenging for several reasons, such as the tight schedule imposed, the large number of plants involved, the necessity to develop common solutions to be implemented in plants originally designed according to different technologies. A crucial factor for the final success was Casale’s ability to take on unique responsibility for the entire complexes, stemming from its experience in both ammonia and urea, and including the optimization the common utility networks.

A close-knit cooperation between the Customer, Casale and the local Contractor was also essential. It took less than 26 months form contract signature to commission all the plants. A detailed report of this noteworthy achievement is going to be discussed at the coming FAI seminar in New Delhi, from 5 to 7 December 2018 and will then be available on our website Please stay tuned for more information.

Phulpur plant