Large Japanese companies are interested in new projects in the chemical industry of Turkmenistan. The prospects of its development were presented at the business forum in Tokyo by the chairman of the state concern “Turkmenhimiya” Niyazly Niyazlyev.
Answering the questions of the forum participants and inviting potential Japanese partners to take part in the implementation of these projects, he cited as an example of successful cooperation such objects as ammonia and urea plants in the cities of Mary and Garabogaz, a sulfuric acid production workshop at the Turkmenabat Chemical Plant. The construction and equipment of these enterprises was carried out with the participation of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Sojitz Corporation, Mitsui Engineering.
A significant part of the work on these projects was financed by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) with insurance from the Japan Export Insurance Agency (NEXI).
Now the Turkmenchemistry State Concern is developing projects for the construction of another concentrated phosphorus fertilizer production plant at the Turkmenabat Chemical Plant, with the participation of Sojitz Corporation, and the construction of a new ammonia and urea plant with the participation of Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Niyazlyev drew the attention of Japanese businessmen to the fact that in addition to large reserves of natural gas, Turkmenistan occupies one of the leading places in the world in terms of hydromineral raw materials. Various types of mineral salts, iodine and iodine products are produced from it in the country.
He spoke about Garabogazgol Bay, the largest deposit of sodium sulfate and other minerals on the planet. Here in vivo crystallization of various salts occurs on an industrial scale.
According to Japanese experts, the industrial development of the resources of Garabogazgol Bay and the creation of high-tech enterprises on its basis may become a separate area of long-term partnership.
It was noted that the proximity of the seaport and the integration of communication lines with international corridors create the most favorable transport and logistics conditions for the exit of finished mineral products to the vast markets of the region and the continent.