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thyssenkrupp commissions nitrogen fertilizer complex

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World Fertilizer,

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has supplied and recently commissioned Egypt’s largest nitrogen fertilizer complex. It is located in the Damietta free trade zone and will be operated by the Egyptian Nitrogen Products Co. (ENPC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Misr Fertilizer Production Co. (MOPCO). When running at full capacity, the plant will be capable of producing 2400 tpd of ammonia and 3850 tpd of urea.

Greg McGlone, Managing Director of ENPC, said: “We are elated to have continuous production at our new world-scale fertilizer complex in Damietta. Together with our partner thyssenkrupp we were able to successfully take this mega-project from start to completion, despite the extremely challenging political and economic circumstances in Egypt over the past nine years.”

Ralf Richmann, CEO of the Fertilizer & Syngas Technologies business unit of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, said: “This project demonstrates once again the immense trust of the major players within the fertilizer industry in our technological capabilities and decades of experience gained in the construction of more than 130 fertilizer plants worldwide. We are therefore in a position to offer our customers throughout the world optimum solutions for maximum cost efficiency, reliability and environmental compatibility.”

ENPC commissioned thyssenkrupp to build the new turnkey fertilizer complex including two ammonia and two urea plants as well as various offsite and related utility systems, product handling and storage facilities in the year 2007.

The ammonia plants are based on thyssenkrupp’s proprietary ammonia process while the urea plants will use Netherlands-based Stamicarbon’s process. All selected processes are particularly environment-friendly and comply with stringent Egyptian and European standards.

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