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Egypt’s Orascom completes US fertiliser plant

by James Morgan on Apr 20, 2017


IFCo is the first world-scale greenfield nitrogen fertiliser plant to be built in the US in more than 25 years.
IFCo is the first world-scale greenfield nitrogen fertiliser plant to be built in the US in more than 25 years.

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Orascom Construction has completed its package of work on a fertiliser plant in Iowa, US.

The Egypt-headquartered contractor revealed that production and sales have now commenced at the Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFCo) facility.

The plant boasts a nameplate capacity of 2,200 metric tons per day (mtpd) of ammonia, 2,200 mtpd of urea synthesis, 1,200 mtpd of granular urea, 4,300 mtpd of urea ammonium nitrate, and 900 mtpd of diesel exhaust fluid.

The facility is expected to have a combined sellable capacity of 1.5 to two million tonnes per annum.

A statement released by Orascom said: “Orascom is proud to have built this challenging, state-of-the-art complex, highlighting the group’s capability as a major EPC [engineering, construction, and procurement] player in this segment in the US and worldwide.

“Furthermore, Orascom’s wholly owned US subsidiary, The Weitz Company, expanded its industrial capability through its significant involvement in the project,” the statement added.

One of the largest private sector construction projects in Iowa’s history, IFCo is the first world-scale greenfield nitrogen fertiliser plant to be built in the US in more than 25 years.

The facility’s inauguration was attended by Terry Branstad, Governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, Lt Governor, and the Lee County board of supervisors.



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