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Maire Tecnimont finalises contract for ammonia plant in Egypt

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Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. has announced that its subsidiary Tecnimont S.p.A. has finalised with Egypt Hydrocarbon Corp. S.A.E. (EHC) all technical and commercial conditions of the EPC contract related to the implementation of a new ammonia plant in Ain Sokhna, Egypt. Maire Tecnimont Group had already been selected as the exclusive EPC contractor, as announced on 12 September 2019.

The contract’s value is approximately US$550 million.

The plant will produce 1320 tpd of ammonia and includes extensive utilities and offsites facilities. The scope of work includes full EPC activities. Project completion is scheduled after 36 months from the contract effective date, which will be triggered by the financial closing of the project. In this regard, both SACE and US EXIM Bank are negotiating with EHC the terms of their support to the financing of the project. The produced ammonia will be used to feed an ammonium nitrate plant, already existing and in operation in the same industrial facility, also owned by EHC.

Basil El-Baz, Egypt Hydrocarbon Corp. Chairman, commented: “This contract is another outstanding opportunity to work with Maire Tecnimont, a company we trust with best in class expertise and experience. The EHC expansion project is a vote of confidence in the Egyptian economy and the reforms that have been undertaken to date. The project will serve as a catalyst for the mining sector, attracting foreign investment and increasing employment opportunities and providing the raw materials needed for the sectors activities.”

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group CEO, added: “With this achievement we are proving once again the great resilience of our core business in a particularly challenging period for the whole market. We are also really proud to play a strategic role in the development of the fertilizer industry in Egypt with an entrepreneurial client such as EHC.”

Read the article online at: https://www.worldfertilizer.com/project-news/12052020/maire-tecnimont-finalises-contract-for-ammonia-plant-in-egypt/

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