KSA phosphate plant production start by end 2010
Plant will make up to 1m tons of phosphates for fertilisers annually
A joint venture between Saudi Basic Industries Corp, one of the world’s largest petrochemicals producers, and Saudi Arabian Mining Company, is set to begin production of phosphates for fertilisers at the end of the year.
The Ras al Zour plant is designed with an annual capacity of up to 1m tons of phosphate products to cater for the growing worldwide food demand. The plant, on KSA’s Arabian Gulf, will supply its products to key markets throughout Asia and the Gulf.
While production of the phosphates will begin, the plant is not expected to reach full production levels for 12-18 months.