Potash Production Arab Potash Company to Use GEA Barr-Rosin Drying Technology

Editor: Dominik Stephan

GEA Barr-Rosin will provide the a new rotary dryer for the Arab Potash Company (APC), a leading potash producer in the region and a major supplier to Asian and Mediterranean markets.

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GEA provides dryer technology for a potash production at the dead sea in Jordan.
GEA provides dryer technology for a potash production at the dead sea in Jordan.
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Maidenhead, Berkshire/United Kingdom – The new APC plant will be located on the Dead Sea in Jordan and is operating in harsh, desert conditions where temperatures soar in the day and can plummet to near freezing at night. The GEA Barr-Rosin heavy-duty, rotary dryer is designed to withstand these arduous conditions and the corrosive environment experienced at APC, company speakers stated.

Both firms have been working together since 2006, when GEA provided APC with a number of dryers and a cooler. “We have built a very close working relationship with APC,” said Dominique Kuehner, sales and marketing manager at GEA Barr-Rosin. “We provide reliable, high specification equipment that is tough enough for this demanding duty and extreme environment.”

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He also explained that the continuous support and service provided by GEA Barr-Rosin has developed and strengthened ties with APC and that these components are key to the ongoing relationship between the two companies. “We are very careful to make sure that the servicing needs of the equipment are kept up to date and support is always on hand,” said Dominique. “When you are working by the Dead Sea and face pressure to meet production commitments, the last thing we want is an unscheduled stoppage.”