Egypt: Large Fertilizer Project Prayon Licenses Two Phosphoric Acid Plants

Editor: Alexander Stark

Prayon Technologies, the Prayon Group division specialising in the licensing of phosphoric acid processes, will provide the licence and technical know-how for two new phosphoric acid plants due to be built in Egypt as part of the NCIC Ain Sokhna Fertilizer Complex on the Gulf of Suez.

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The new phosphoric acid plants are part of the NCIC Ain Sokhna Fertilizer Complex on the Gulf of Suez.
The new phosphoric acid plants are part of the NCIC Ain Sokhna Fertilizer Complex on the Gulf of Suez.
(Source: Prayon)

Suez/Egypt — This project will be the biggest fertiliser complex ever built in Egypt. “Prayon Technologies is delighted to have been selected by NCIC for this new project”, says Marc Collin, Director of Prayon Technologies. “We had already successfully managed a phosphoric acid plant project for the NCIC Group in Egypt back in 2009 and we are keen to once again demonstrate how our expertise and equipment make the difference.”

For Prayon Technologies, the scope of work comprises the provision of technical know-how, process engineering, support for detailed engineering, operator training, and support for commissioning, start-up and performance tests. Studies are already under way and the plants should be completed by 2018. Each plant will have a capacity of 600 tonnes per day of phosphoric acid. Prayon Technologies will join forces on this project with its longstanding engineering partner Desmet Ballestra, based in Milan, Italy.

Prayon's profile division will also deliver the equipment critical to this project, including tilting pan filters, reaction agitators, scrubbers and separators.

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