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Thyssenkrupp-Petrojet win EPC contract for Egypt fertiliser complex

The Egyptian contractor and Thyssenkrupp Industrial will build El Nasr Company's plant in Ain El Sokhna

Thyssenkrupp and Petrojet have won an EPC contract in Egypt.
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Thyssenkrupp and Petrojet have won an EPC contract in Egypt.

A consortium of Thyssenkrupp’s plant engineering business and Egyptian contractor Petrojet has won an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for a fertiliser complex in Ain El Sokhna.

According to a Thyssenkrupp statement, the value of the order from Egyptian chemical and fertiliser manufacturer El Nasr Company for Intermediate Chemicals (NCIC) is worth more than $113m (€100m).

The facility will be built 100km southeast of Cairo in Ain El Sokhna, which is close to the existing NCIC phosphatic and compound fertiliser complex.

Expected to go into operation in 2022, the plant will be able to produce up to 399,161 tonnes (t) of ammonia, 344,730t of urea, and 272,155t of calcium ammonium nitrate every year.

Thyssenkrupp said the new plants are part of NCIC’s plans to expand its current product portfolio to include high-quality nitrogen fertiliser for local and export markets. Nitrogen is a key nutrient for plant growth and of critical importance for industrial agriculture.

Speaking on the news, Marcel Fasswald, chief executive officer of Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, said: “We have a particularly successful partnership with Egypt stretching back more than 160 years, which offers great potential for the future.

Ralf Richman, chief executive officer of the fertiliser and syngas technologies business unit of Thyssenkrupp Industrial, said that the company has planned and built 16 of the 17 nitrogen fertiliser plants in the country.

The Thyssenkrupp group is actively involved with the global construction sector, and is also behind a cable-free elevator system that can travel both vertically and horizontally, as recently reported by Construction Week.

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