Posted on July 14, 2011

Qatar Fertiliser Company (Qafco) has entered an agreement with Mesaieed Power Company Limited (MPCL) to supply it 13,000 tonnes of aqueous ammonia annually.

Qafco Vice Chairman and Managing Director Khalifa Abdullah al Sowaidi and MPCL Finance and Administration Director Mohammed al Harami signed the papers on behalf of their respective companies at Qafco’s Doha office on Wednesday.

The aqueous ammonia solution will be used in the power generators at the Mesaieed power plant. Aqueous ammonia, a chemical compound composed of 19 percent ammonia, is used as an agent to absorb nitrogen oxides produced in the process of gasbased power generation and other industrial activities.

Speaking on the occasion, al Sowaidi pointed out that establishment of the aqueous ammonia facility at Qafco complements the company’s strong commitment to environment protection as the substance is a highly effective agent in reducing Nox emissions.

“Qafco intends to supply aqueous ammonia to various companies and gas-operated industrial plants in Qatar to utilise it as an agent to reduce Nox emissions and help comply with the Qatari environmental regulations,” he added.

Al Harami reiterated the commitment of MPCL to environmental standards and to maintaining the integrity and cleanliness of the environment as part of the company’s vision and mission. The MPCL official further confirmed the keenness of the company to support all national efforts and initiatives aimed at producing clean energy for sustainable development in Qatar.

He also thanked all MPCL officials involved in the finalising the agreement in a work atmosphere of understanding and keenness to benefit from the use of aqueous ammonia. Qafco signed a similar agreement last month with Ras Qirtas Power Plant and is planning to go for new deals with a number of leading industries in the country, a company press release said on Wednesday.

Qafco’s aqueous ammonia facility was established in 2009 and has an annual production capacity of 60,000 tonnes. The aqueous ammonia solution is used for Nox reduction at Qafco.

source: Qatar Tribune