Spain’s Dragados signed on 7 July the $240 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build the DAP facility, beating off competition from two other international groups. The scope of works covers the construction of a DAP plant with capacity of 2.9 million tonnes a year (t/y). Spain’s INCRO will supply the technology (MEED 24:3:06).

The group, led by France’s Litwin and comprising Turkey’s Tekfen and Saudi Oger, has also received a letter of intent for the phosphoric acid plant contract. Contract signing is expected on 18 July. The group was the only bidder for the 140,000-t/y facility. Norway’s Yara is the technology licence provider for the unit (MEED 14:4:06).

Contractor selection is imminent for the 2,000-tonne-a-day ammonia plant, the fourth and final main process unit at the complex. Paris-based Technip and Germany’s Uhde are competing for the work, with the latter understood to be the frontrunner. An award is expected imminently (MEED 10:2:06).

All three contracts will be awarded on a convertible lump-sum basis with engineering carried out on a cost reimbursable basis before being converted to full lump-sum once design iscomplete.

The $240 million contract to build the 450,000-t/y sulphuric acid plant was awarded in April to a group led by Finland’s Outokumpu. Australia’s WorleyParsons is the project management consultant (PMC) on the complex (MEED 23:4:06).