Construction of modern ammonia manufactory thanks to the cooperation of TÜV SÜD Slovakia and TÜV Italia
The cooperation between TÜV SÜD Slovakia and TÜV Italia assists TechnipFMC in the inspection activities related to the introduction of new modern ammonia-processing technology at Duslo, Šala.
Modern ammonia factory “Čpavok 4”, with its parameters, places Slovak chemical plant among Europe's top ammonia producers in terms of energy intensity and CO2 emissions.
Ammonia production is the first and basic step in the production of artificial fertilizers. The main goal of the construction of "Čpavok 4" is to reduce the energy demand of production and its environmental impacts compared to the present. Duslo, Šaľa produces annually more than 1.3 million tonnes of industrial fertilizers. Reducing the energy intensity of ammonia production as the main raw material is one of the basic prerequisites for maintaining and strengthening the position of a chemical plant in a competitive market environment. For Duslo, Šaľa as a domestic leader and major fertilizer producer in Central and Eastern Europe it is a key investment.
Inspectors from TÜV SÜD Slovakia ensure the necessary professional activities on the "Čpavok 4" project from the position of an authorized legal entity. The subject of these activities is the assessment of the technical documentation and the performance of the official tests of the specified technical equipment in the scope of expert inspections and examinations (revisions).
We asked TechnipFMC project manager Carlo Lucarelli, what is the cooperation with the inspectors of TÜV SÜD Slovakia.
TÜV SÜD Slovakia provides oversight of compliance with Slovak legislation in the area of technical equipment so that all necessary documentation is completed at the end of the project and so that all necessary tests can be carried out and the plant can be put into operation.
We regularly submit TÜV SÜD Slovakia the documentation for inspection. Subsequently are performed tests on individual devices. Tasks and locations of inspections are clearly agreed in advance. For Technip, this is the first collaboration with TÜV SÜD Slovakia on a project of this magnitude and we are still very satisfied. Preparing for co-operation was very thorough in order to understand the requirements. We are trying to deliver everything TÜV SÜD Slovakia needs to fulfill its role.