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.