Ma’aden begins production of DAP‎


Ma’aden Phosphate Company (MPC) started initial ‎production from the first production lines of Sulphuric Acid and Phosphoric Acid for captive use ‎and Diammonium Phosphate Fertilizer (DAP), the final product, at its production complex in ‎Ras Az Zawr.


MPC, a US$5.5 billion joint venture between Ma’aden (70 per cent) and SABIC (30 per cent), remains on course ‎to be completed on budget. When at full production MPC will produce approximately three million ‎tonnes per year of DAP, which according to the company’s estimates represents more than ‎‎10 per cent of current global demand.

SABIC will market 77 per cent of production with the remainder ‎marketed by Ma’aden. ‎

“This complex ‎operation is the largest fully integrated phosphate fertilizer project in the world and will place ‎the Kingdom among the world leaders of the phosphate industry,”‎ commented Eng Khalid Al ‎Mudaifer, President and CEO of Ma’aden.

MPC includes a phosphate mine and beneficiation plant at Al Jalamid in the north of Saudi Arabia ‎and a processing complex at Ras Az Zawr on the Kingdom’s East coast consisting of four plants ‎producing sulphuric acid, ammonia, phosphoric acid and, DAP respectively. The two sites are ‎linked by a new 1,500 kilometer railroad and supported by extensive infrastructure including a ‎new port at Ras Az Zawr.‎

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