Maaden awarded first EPC contract for Ammonia plant
The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden) has awarded the first engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract of its giant Phosphates City Project to the South Korean engineering company Daelim Industrial.
This first EPC contract is part of the $6 to $7 billion capital expenditure fertilizer project to be developed by the Saudi Arabia out of the Al-Khabra basin at Waad al-Shamal in the north of the Kingdom close to the borders with Syria and Jordan.
If the phosphate resource lies in mines at the utmost north of the country, it will be exported for a part of it through the Port of Ras al-Khair on the Persian Gulf.
In addition the project supposes the construction of a railway transportation line to connect Al-Khabra to Ras al-Khair.
– Power Plant
– Mining operations
– Eight bulk processing units
– Offsites and Utilities
This upstream part of the project should have a capacity of 16 millions tonnes per year (t/y)
Jacobs completed FEED, Bechtel and Fluor won PMC
From the front end engineering and design (FEED) performed by Jacobs Engineering and its local partner Zamel & Turbag Consulting Engineers (ZATE), Maaden estimated the costs of these upstream packages to $4 billion capital expenditure.
– Animal feed production unit
– Storage and export facilities
– Housing, schools and commercial centers
– Supporting infrastructures and services
Because of the size and complexity of the entire Phosphate City project, Maaden selected engineering services companies to provide project management consultancy.
In November 2012, Maaden appointed:
Maaden awards Ammonia EPC to Daelim Industrial
The Ras al-Khair Ammonia Plant should have a capacity of 1.1 million t/y.
– Mono-Potassium Phosphate unit
– Tri-Acetate Phosphate unit
– Phosphoric acid (MGA) unit
– Purified phosphoric acid (PPA) for the food industry
– Sodium tri-poly-phosphate (STPP) for the production of detergent