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thyssenkrupp secures EPC contract for Egyptian fertilizer complex

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thyssenkrupp’s plant engineering business has won a major order from the Egyptian chemical and fertilizer manufacturer El Nasr Company for Intermediate Chemicals (NCIC).

thyssenkrupp secures EPC contract for Egyptian fertilizer complex

The order for the EPC of a new fertilizer complex was signed in Cairo on 17 March 2019. thyssenkrupp is realising the project in a consortium with the Egyptian company PETROJET. The order value for thyssenkrupp is in the mid-three-digit million euro range.

“We have a particularly successful partnership with Egypt stretching back more than 160 years which offers great potential for the future. Our longstanding experience in plant construction, our strong local presence and close collaboration with our customers form the basis for our success and strong market position in the region,” said Marcel Fasswald, CEO of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions.

“To date we have planned and built 16 of the 17 existing nitrogen fertilizer plants in the country and are delighted that another state-of-the-art plant will now be added,” said Ralf Richmann, CEO Fertilizer & Syngas Technologies.

The new fertilizer complex will be built in Ain El Sokhna, around 100 km southeast of Cairo, close to the existing NCIC phosphatic and compound fertilizer complex.

It is expected to go into operation in 2022 and produce up to 440 000 tpy of ammonia, 380 000 tpy of urea and 300 000 tpy of calcium ammonium nitrate.

The new plants are part of NCIC’s plans to expand its current product portfolio to include high-quality nitrogen fertilizer for local and export markets.

Image courtesy of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions

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