Urea Plant Safco Completes Work on Urea Plant
Saudi Arabian Fertiliser new urea plant, at its industrial complex in Jubail, has been completed, expecting to produce 1.1 million tonnes of urea annually.
Dubai — Saudi Arabian Fertiliser Co (Safco) has completed mechanical and construction work on a new urea plant at its industrial complex in Jubail. Trial operations will now take three months before the project starts up commercially, it said in a statement on the Saudi bourse. Annual production capacity is estimated at 1.1 million tonnes of urea.
The plant was originally scheduled to start up in the third quarter of 2014, but was delayed due to construction work falling behind the original timetable. Safco produces, processes, manufactures and markets fertilizers, including ammonia and urea, for the local and international market. Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) owns 42.99% with 57.01% being held by the private sector and the public.