German firm thyssenkrupp wins order for fertilizer complex in Egypt

WCN Editorial Team 19 Mar 2019 AFRICA BUILDINGS

German conglomerate thyssenkrupp’s plant engineering business has won an order from the Egyptian chemical and fertilizer manufacturer El Nasr Company for Intermediate Chemicals (NCIC) for the engineering, procurement and construction of a new fertilizer complex.

thyssenkrupp is executing the project in a consortium with Egyptian company PETROJET.

The company said that the order value is in the mid-three-digit million euro range.

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions CEO Marcel Fasswald said: “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.

Fertilizer and Syngas Technologies CEO Ralf Richmann said: “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.”

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

Expected to become operational in 2022, the new complex will produce up to 440,000 tonnes of ammonia, 380,000 tonnes of urea and 300,000 tonnes of calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN) every year.

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

Nitrogen is a key nutrient for plant growth and of critical importance for industrial agriculture.

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions is a partner for the engineering, construction and service of industrial plants and systems.

It provides tailored, turnkey plants and components for customers in the chemical, fertilizer, cement, mining and steel industries.

For the automotive sector, it develops specialised solutions to meet the individual requirements of its customers.

thyssenkrupp is a technology group with traditional strengths in materials.

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Image: Rendering of the new fertilizer complex. Photo: Courtesy of thyssenkrupp AG.

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