Project will enable Kemapco to increase its independence from suppliers
Kemapco Arab Fertilizers & Chemicals Industries Company (Kemapco) has awarded ILF Consulting Engineers (ILF) a project management consultancy (PMC) services contract for new ammonia tanks.
ILF said it has been commissioned by Kemapco to provide project management, conceptual/tender design for the EPC contract, as well as construction and commissioning supervision services. The scope of work includes construction of a double-walled, cooled ammonia storage tank along with loading and unloading facilities and all other related equipment, the statement said.
The firm’s production facilities are said to currently have a production capacity of 175Kt of potassium nitrate (NOP) fertiliser and nitric acid per year, which covers approximately 8% of total global NOP demand.
Kemapco receives its supply of ammonia from a third-party company via pumps and pipelines. In order to increase independence from suppliers, the construction of a new ammonia storage tank with a capacity of 20,000Mt is being planned in the economic zone of Aqaba, the statement explained.