Eritrea: Danakali Limited selects Fluor Contract for Potash Mining Project in East Africa
Fluor was awarded a front-end engineering, design and optimization (FEED) contract by Danakali Limited in Eritrea for the Colluli Potash Project .
Irving/USA — This follows a competitive tendering process initiated and completed in 2016. “Fluor will provide a highly qualified design and optimization team with world-class process infrastructure credentials for this important fertilizer project,” said Rick Koumouris, president of Fluor’s Mining & Metals business. “In addition to working with Danakali to maximize project capital efficiency during the study and execution phases of this project, Fluor will bring top-notch project financing expertise and assistance to help Danakali advance this project to the next phase.” Sulfate of potash is a high quality potash fertilizer used for farming crop development and yield maximization around the globe.
Colluli is one of the most advanced greenfield sulfate of potash developments in the world, the company claims. The Colluli deposit is located in the Danakil region of Eritrea, East Africa. Colluli is approximately 177 km southeast of the capital, Asmara, and 180 from the port of Massawa, which is Eritrea’s key import-export entry.
Approval of the social and environmental impact assessment for the project was given by the Ministry of Land, Water and Environment in December 2016.