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Ecophos announces further international expansion

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World Fertilizer,

Following the start of construction of a new factory in Dunkirk in March and the opening of a centre of excellence and pilot plant in Bulgaria in September, the Belgian group EcoPhos has announced that the company continues to expand internationally.

EcoPhos has signed a joint venture agreement with Evergrow for the construction of a 110 000 tpy dicalcium phosphate (DCP) factory to produce animal feed.

The new plant will be built in Sadat City and will require an estimated investment of US$120 million. The new complex will comprise plants for the production of low-cadmium fertilizer (100 000 tpy SSP), as well as a sulphuric acid plant (600 tpd) and a CaCl2 plant (60 000 tpy). In addition to these plants, further investment is planned for the construction of an NPK production plant.

The DCP will be sold and distributed by Aliphos. Manufacture will be based on innovative, eco-friendly, low energy technologies developed by EcoPhos that will maximise the value of the raw phosphate mineral obtained directly from the mine.

EcoPhos will provide the technology, the outline and detailed engineering and the equipment for the project.

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