Five companies in bid to build Oman's first fertilizer plant
Five international construction giants are set to bid for the engineering, procurement and construction contract for Oman's first fertilizer plant, the company said Tuesday, July 17.
US firm Kellogg Brown Root, Germany's Krupp Uhde, Italy's Snamprogetti, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Toyo Engineering Corporation from Japan will all enter bids, Sohar International Urea Chemical Industries said.
Sohar International said Oman's first fertilizer plant, which will cost up to $582 million, will have a capacity to produce 2,000 tons of ammonia and 3,500 tons of granular urea per day.
The Omani government has committed to sell the 0.7 trillion cubic feet (21 million cubic meters) of gas required for the plant for a 25 year period at a competitive rate, the company added. ― (AFP, Muscat)
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