The projected fertilizer plant
tthyssenkrupp’s plant engineering business has won a major order from the Egyptian
chemical and fertilizer manufacturer NCIC (El Nasr Company for Intermediate Chemicals). The
order for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a new fertilizer complex
was signed in Cairo on March 17, 2019. thyssenkrupp is realizing the project in a consortium
with the Egyptian company PETROJET. The order value for thyssenkrupp is in the mid-threedigit
million euro range.
The new fertilizer complex
will be built in Ain El Sokhna, around 100 km southeast of Cairo,
close to the existing NCIC phosphatic and compound fertilizer complex. It is expected to go
into operation in 2022 and produce up to 440,000 tons of ammonia, 380,000 tons of urea
and 300,000 tons of calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN) every year.