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thyssenkrupp to revamp urea granulation plant in Egypt

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thyssenkrupp Fertilizer Technology, a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Uhde, has signed a contract with Abu Qir Fertilizers Co., for the revamp of their Abu Qir 3 urea granulation plant in Alexandria, Egypt.

For the revamped plant, which is planned to be operating at 100% capacity in 2025, thyssenkrupp Fertilizer Technology will supply the licence, the Process Design Package and proprietary equipment. The UFT® Fluid Bed Granulation will increase the nameplate capacity from 2000 tpd of urea granules to 2500 tpd and more, while the horizontal cross flow scrubbing system will minimise urea dust and ammonia emissions.

Saad Ibrahim Abu El-Maati Hassan, Chairman and Managing Director of Abu Qir Fertilizers, said: “With this expansion, Abu Qir Fertilizers will reinforce its position as a leading nitrogen fertilizer producer in Egypt. We chose thyssenkrupp again to use the most up-to-date technology. Their state of the art process and know-how give a significant boost to our plant capacity while simultaneously lowering the power consumption per produced ton of granular urea and reducing direct emissions at the same time.”

Dr. Matthias Potthoff, Managing Director of thyssenkrupp Fertilizer Technology, said: “We are glad for the continued trust of our customer in our proven solutions. Our UFT Fluid Bed Granulation helps to increase productivity and to meet strict environmental standards, which becomes more and more important in the global fertilizer industry to make the plants and production future proof.”

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