production capacity of 2,000 MT per day, KPA is one of the
biggest ammonia manufactures in the world. Since its first
production in the year 2000, the KPA’s production of ammonia
has been significantly increasing. Less than 2 years, it has
reached the total of 1 million MT and increased to the
number of 4 million MT in 2006.
Most of KPA’s ammonia is exported to the Asia Pacific region
and West Coast part of the United States of America.
The prospect of ammonia world market demand are very
favorable. In the Far East and South East Asia, that KPA
cargo is mainly exported, there are a lots of big
opportunities for the ammonia derivatives such as industries
(MDI/TDI/Nylon/Ammonium Nitrate) and Fertilizer.
It would start up in the coming a few years, hopefully it
would be a friendly wind to KPA.
Performance Year 2000-2007
* May, 2000 : started plant operation
* 2001 : 1 year full operation
* 2002-2004 : production decreased because some technical
To solve the problem management was set up Plant Reliability
Improvement Program and Risk Management
*2005 : Production start to become
*2006 : Production growth continuing to increase.
*2007 : Production getting better
One of KPA’s target in the period of 2007 – 2008 is
efficiency in order to reach the production capacity and the
ammonia delivery for as high as 684,110 MT per year. The
strategy used by KPA to reach this target is by consistently
implementing Process Safety Management and Continual
Performance Improvement (CPI) and by maximizing plant