Fluor’s phosphate giant project in Saudi Arabia started operations

A view from sulfuric acid stack at Ma’aden’s Umm Wu’al Phosphate Facility (image courtesy of Business Wire)

A view from sulfuric acid stack at Ma’aden’s Umm Wu’al Phosphate Facility (image courtesy of Business Wire)

Fluor Corporation announced that the Umm Wu’al Phosphate Project in Saudi Arabia has started production of ammonia, merchant-grade acid and fertilizer. Fluor is providing overall program management services for this $8 billion megaproject, in addition to engineering, procurement and operations and readiness services for various scopes
As one of the largest integrated phosphate fertilizer plants in the world, the facility will help meet global food supply needs by delivering 3 million metric tons per annum of diammonium phosphate and nitrogen, phosphorous and potash fertilizers.
MWSPC is a joint venture between The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden), The Mosaic Company and Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).