March 19, 2019

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Thyssenkrupp to Build Fertilizer Plant for Egyptian Firm
A digital rendering of the planned fertilizer complex in Egypt. Image courtesy of Thyssenkrupp

Egyptian chemical and fertilizer firm El Nasr Company for Intermediate Chemicals (NCIC) recently firmed up an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) order with technology group Thyssenkrupp for a new fertilizer production complex in Ain El Sokhna, Egypt. 

The German company announced Monday that the order was signed in Cairo on March 17. Valued in “the mid-three-digit million euro range,” Thyssenkrupp said the project will be carried out with PETROJET, an Egypt-based construction group. 

“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,” Ralf Richmann, chief executive officer of Thyssenkrupp Fertilizer & Syngas Technologies. 

Located about 100km southeast of Cairo, the site is expected to become operational in 2022. The complex has a planned capacity of 440,000 tn/yr of ammonia, 380,000 tn/yr of urea, and 300,000 tn/yr of calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN). 

NCIC is expanding is production capabilities to add high quality nitrogen fertilizer to its product portfolio, according to Thyssenkrupp’s release. The Egyptian company plans to sell the products produced at the new facility locally and in export markets. 

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