Contractors submit bids for Jordan phosphate terminal

21 October 2009

Terminal will export 4 million tonnes a year of rock

The Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC) has received bids from four companies for the contract to build a phosphate export terminal at Aqaba.

Located in the most southern part of Aqaba’s port complex, the project involves building a 4-million-tonne-a-year (t/y) rock terminal with truck unloading, handling and storage facilities, as well as pipe conveyors and other marine terminal facilities.

JPMC expects the winning contractor to take about two years to build the phosphate port.

Royal Haskoning of the Netherlands is the project manager.

JPMC has mining operations in Al-Hassa, Al-Abiad and Eshidiya.

In total, the company’s operations produce 7 million tonnes a year of rock.

It exports some of the rock and uses the rest at its fertiliser complex in Aqaba, which produces 350,000 t/y of phosphoric acid, 650,000 t/y of di-ammonium phosphate and 14,000 t/y of aluminium fluoride (MEED 27:7:09).

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