Three dip in for DAP

24 March 2006
Three groups of international contractors submitted on 18 March technical and commercial offers for the contract to build the diammonium phosphate (DAP) plant at the estimated $2,000 million Ras al-Zour phosphate fertiliser complex, planned by Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden).

The bidders are: a group comprising the Japanese/Thai Toyo-Thai Corporation, with Japan's Sojitz and Saudi Oger; Spain's Dragados; and the US' Koch Industries.

The estimated $200 million-300 million contract covers the construction of a 2.9 million-t/y DAP plant, the technology for which will be supplied by Spain's INCRO.

The contract will initially be awarded on a cost-reimbursable basis and converted into lump-sum turnkey (LSTK) once most of the detailed design is complete (MEED 23:12:05).

Ammonia and phosphoric acid feedstock for the facility will be supplied by other plants built at the complex.

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