Algeria Fertilizer JV

Algeria Fertilizer JV


Suhail Bahwan Group (Holding) LLC (SBGH) entered into a joint venture with Sonatrach of Algeria for a world-scale fertilizer plant in Algeria, “El Sharkia El Djazairia El Omania lil Asmida SpA” (AOA SpA) and was incorporated on March 09, 2008 in Algiers.

The shareholding in the Joint Venture Company is 51% with SBGH and 49% with Sonatrach. The plant is located alongside the coastline in the industrial area of Arzew, in western Algeria. Natural Gas for the project is sourced from Sonatrach under a long term arrangement.

The JV has established a manufacturing complex with a world scale production capacity 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 plant was constructed 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 and 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 and has been operational since December 2017. It employs over 600 skilled and semi-skilled professionals.

The produce, besides serving local markets, is exported globally to key markets including in Europe, North & South Americas, India etc. The plant also has a committed Jetty for berthing of vessels including Panamaxes for loading of products.

AF-JV : Oman

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

AF-JV : Algeria

El Sharkia El Djazairia El Omania lil Asmida SpA (AOA SpA)
Hai Tafna,
n° 06 rue Benzrida Benaouda Tour
Jasmin - lot n° 146
1st Floor, Oran,



P.O. Box 169, Postal Code 100,
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.


Tel: (+968) 24475838
Fax: (+968) 24475565