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Española de Investigación y Desarrollo, S.A.U. (here after referred as ESPINDESA) started its activities in 1969. Its capital is fully owned by TECNICAS REUNIDAS, S.A. (TR), a leading International Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contractor present in over 30 countries

ESPINDESA, a licensing company for Nitric Acid, Ammonium Nitrate and Fertilizers Technologies, has over 50 years of accumulated experience and “know how”, which has allowed us to successfully execute more than 100 projects around the world, for most of the main chemical manufacturers (BASF, Enaex, Yara, Incitec, Dyno Nobel, Dow Chemical, Saudi Aramco, etc).

ESPINDESA background over these years is summarized in the Timeline below, where the highlights are shown.

ESPINDESA competitive edge is its technical experience; its flexibility working with different contractors and adapting its technologies to client needs.

1969 ESPINDESA was created betweem TR and Spanish Fertilizer producer
1971 ESPINDESA first Nitric Acid MP process reference 250 TPD for Fertiberia (Spain)
  • Espindesa first Calcium Ammonium Nitrate reference 500 TPD for Sefanitro (Spain)
  • Espindesa first DAP reference 540 TPD for FESA (Spain)
1979 Kirkpatrick award nomination for Concentrated Nitric Acid reference in Argentina.
1980's TR acquire ESPINDESA 100%
  • ESPINDESA first large Nitric Acid Plant DP Reference 750 TPD Enfersa(Spain)
  • ESPINDESA LD Ammonium Nitrate Reference 200 TPD (Nitrastur) Spain
1993 ESPINDESA Ammonia Oxidation for Caprolactam (Sinopec) China
2003 866 TPD Azeotropic Nitric Acid plant for BASF in Caojing (China)
2006 925 TPD Nitric Acid and 1060 LD AN for Enaex in Mejillones (Chile)
2008 Azeotropic Nitric Acid Plant for Dow Chemical/Saudi Aramco
2013 ESPINDESA develops the first ANNA Plant of modular design for Yara in Australia
2017 1000 TPD NPK Fertilizer Plant for PVCFC in Camau, Vietnam