Qatar Fertilizer lets urea plant contract

Qatar Fertilizer Co. SAQ (Qafco) has let a lump sum turnkey contract to partners Saipem SPA and Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. for the Qafco 6 project, including a 3,850-tonne/day urea plant.

Uchenna Izundu
OGJ International Editor

LONDON, Oct. 19 -- Qatar Fertilizer Co. SAQ (Qafco) has let a lump sum turnkey contract to partners Saipem SPA and Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. for the Qafco 6 project, including a 3,850-tonne/day urea plant.

The deal is worth $610 million. The site is in the new Qafco industrial complex in Mesaieed, about 30 km south of Doha.

The engineering, procurement, and construction contract also covers associated utilities and offsite units at the fertilizer complex. It will be completed by the third quarter of 2012.

Saipem and Hundai are building two ammonia plants and a urea plant for Qafco in the Qafco 5 project. The Qafco 6 urea plant will use surplus ammonia from Qafco 5.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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