Egypt: EPC Contract Thyssen Krupp Awarded Major Order for Fertilizer Complex

Editor: Alexander Stark

Thyssen Krupp has won a major order from the Egyptian chemical and fertilizer manufacturer NCIC (El Nasr Company for Intermediate Chemicals) for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a new fertilizer complex.

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The new fertilizer complex will be built in Ain El Sokhna, around 100 km southeast of Cairo.
The new fertilizer complex will be built in Ain El Sokhna, around 100 km southeast of Cairo.
(Source: Thyssen Krupp)

Essen/Germany — The engineering company will be realizing the project in a consortium with the Egyptian company Petrojet. The order value for the German company is in the mid-three-digit million euro range.

The new fertilizer complex will be built in Ain El Sokhna, around 100 km southeast of Cairo, close to the existing NCIC phosphatic and compound fertilizer complex. It is expected to go into operation in 2022 and produce up to 440,000 tons of ammonia, 380,000 tons of urea and 300,000 tons of calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN) every year. The new plants are part of NCIC’s plans to expand its current product portfolio to include high-quality nitrogen fertilizer for local and export markets.

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The experience in plant construction, strong local presence and close collaboration with customers formed the basis for the company's success and strong market position in the region, commented Marcel Fasswald, CEO of Thyssen Krupp Industrial Solutions. To date they have planned and built 16 of the 17 existing nitrogen fertilizer plants in the country.

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