The successful consortium comprises Tomen Corporationand Kawasaki Heavy Industries, both of Japan, UK-based MW Kelloggand the local Namvaran. The group won the deal against competition from Germany’s Krupp Uhdeand Japan’s Toyo Engineering Corporation. The facility is set to produce 1,200 tonnes a day (t/d) of ammonia and 2,000 t/d of urea.

KPIC, which is 33 per cent owned by NPC with the remainder held by the private sector, plans to sell the plant’s output domestically.