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Algeria Fertilizer JV

PROFILE
Suhail Bahwan Group (Holding) LLC (SBGH) has entered into a joint venture with Sonatrach of Algeria for a world scale fertilizer plant in Algeria. The shareholding in the Joint Venture Company is 51% with SBGH and 49% with Sonatrach.
Sonatrach is the Algerian state-owned oil and gas company with 2012 Revenues of $76 Billion and is the 2nd largest exporter of LNG and LPG and the 3rd largest Natural gas exporter in the world. It employs in excess of 120,000 people and is amongst the largest oil & gas companies in the world.
The JV Company is called El Sharkia El Djazairia El Omania lil Asmida (AOA) and was incorporated on March 09, 2008, in Algiers.
The JV is establishing a state of the art plant with world scale capacities of 4000 tonnes per day of Ammonia and 7000 tonnes per day of granular urea along with the associated Utilities & Offsite facilities including Sea Water Intake and Outfall, Captive Power Generation, Urea Storage, Ammonia Storage etc.
The site for the project is located on the coastline in the industrial area of Arzew, in western Algeria. Natural gas for the project is already committed by Sonatrach under a long term arrangement.
Work on construction of the project is almost completed under an EPC ( Engineering, procurement & Construction) Contract with a consortium of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) of Japan and Daewoo Engineering & Construction Company (DEC) of Korea. The plant is under commissioning and awaiting trial runs.
The plants has adopted process technologies from Haldor Topse A/S of Denmark, Snamprogetti S.p.A. of Italy, and Uhde Fertilizer Technology B.V. of the Netherlands. The plant design conforms to the strictest environmental norms.
The produce of the factory is expected to be exported globally including markets in Europe and Americas.
The project will create significant employment opportunities besides value-added exports at a global scale including to key markets in Europe and Americas.

CONTACTS
Algeria Fertilizers - JV
Al Rawaq, Building No.: 10/1
Block 205, Plot 20,
Way No.: 207, Street 7, Al Qurum
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

P.O. Box 169, Postal Code 100,
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
Tel: (+968) 24475838
Fax: (+968) 24475565