Ammonia - core technology for the future
The construction of ammonia plants and the continuous development of new technologies in this field are firmly embedded in Uhde’s corporate DNA. The first ammonia plant based on Uhde’s proprietary process came on stream as early as 1928 at a former colliery site in Herne, Germany. Even then, the capacity of this plant was 100 metric tons per day (mtpd). And today – almost 100 years later – the company is still synonymous with cutting-edge technology and market-leading know-how in the ammonia industry.
Efficiency and Environment
Even the first plants developed by Uhde featured a remarkably efficient technology: with an internal heat exchanger and integrated two-stage refrigeration unit. Energy efficiency has always been a key part of Uhde’s development agenda. To improve plant efficiency, the company focuses on reducing power consumption, optimizing process heat recovery and reducing emissions. With a wealth of pioneering achievements in the industry, Uhde is always setting new standards. Today, the company can build plants with capacities of up to 5,000 mtpd – and in combination with water electrolysis, these plants can even produce CO2-free “green ammonia”. Green ammonia serves as a liquid energy carrier to transport “green hydrogen” from renewable energies over long distances.