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Ma’aden opens fertilizer terminal in Malawi

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Ma’aden and its African subsidiary Meridian Group have opened a fertilizer terminal in Liwonde, Malawi.

The Liwonde Terminal is strategically located on the rail line connecting the Republic of Malawi to the deep-sea port of Nacala in the Republic of Zambia, allowing for high access to Ma’aden’s fertilizer products across central and southern Africa.

The terminal is equipped with a 15 000 m2 under-roof facility, a 40 000 t storage capacity, a 2400 tpd blending capacity, an annual bagging capacity of 10 million, and a total production capacity of 360 000 tpy.

The terminal is powered by a cloud-based logistics supply chain management system and an onsite laboratory for rapid and accurate fertilizer testing. The terminal also uses sustainable and renewable energy solutions to reduce CO2 emissions.

The terminal is expected to contribute to the growth of Ma'aden's exports to Africa as it will provide access to a steady supply of high-quality fertilizer to over 5 million small-hold farmers in the Republics of Malawi and Zambia, and subsequently, improve food security on the African continent.

Ma’aden’s mine-to-market fertilizer business consists of three mega production plants in Saudi Arabia: Wa’ad Al Shamal Industrial Minerals City in the North, another at Ras Al Khair Industrial City on the East coast, which is a phosphate and bauxite processing super-hub; and the Phosphate 3 expansion, which will add over 1 million t ammonia production — to reach 3.3 million t — and 3 million t of different fertilizer production capacity, to achieve a total production capacity of more than 9 million tpy.

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