Egypt: Thyssenkrupp Hands Over Plant Egypt’s Largest Nitrogen Fertilizer Complex

Editor: Alexander Stark

Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, a provider of engineering, construction and services of industrial plants and systems, has supplied and recently commissioned Egypt’s largest nitrogen fertilizer complex.

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thyssenkrupp hands over Egypt’s largest nitrogen fertilizer complex
thyssenkrupp hands over Egypt’s largest nitrogen fertilizer complex
(Source: Thyssenkrupp)

Cairo/Egypt — The fertilizer complex is located in the Damietta free trade zone, some 160 km north-east of Cairo, and will be operated by the Egyptian Nitrogen Products Company (Enpc), a wholly owned subsidiary of Misr Fertilizer Production Company(Mopco). When running at full capacity, the plant will be producing 2,400 tons of ammonia and 3,850 tons of urea per day.

Greg McGlone, Managing Director of Enpc: “We are elated to have continuous production at our new world-scale fertilizer complex in Damietta. Together with our partner Thyssenkrupp we were able to successfully take this mega-project from start to completion, despite the extremely challenging political and economic circumstances in Egypt over the past nine years.”

Enpc commissioned the German company to build the new turnkey fertilizer complex including two ammonia and two urea plants as well as various offsite and related utility systems, product handling and storage facilities in 2007. Being the largest single fertilizer contract in the history of Thyssenkrupp up until then, it included the entire engineering (basic and detail), supply of the equipment, construction and commissioning.

The ammonia plants are based on Thyssenkrupp’s proprietary ammonia process while the urea plants will use Netherlands-based Stamicarbon’s process. All selected processes are particularly environment-friendly and comply with stringent Egyptian and European standards.

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