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Phosphate project begins production

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Fluor Corp. has announced that the Ma’aden Wa’ad Al-Shamal Phosphate Company’s (MWSPC) Umm Wu’al phosphate project in Saudi Arabia has started production of ammonia, merchant-grade acid and fertilizer.

MWSPC is a joint venture (JV) between The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden), The Mosaic Company and Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC).

Fluor has confirmed that it will provide overall programme management services, as well as engineering, procurement and operations and readiness services for various scopes of this project.

Tony Morgan, President of Fluor’s Mining and Metals business, said: “As part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, this world-class project will have a long-lasting impact on the region, as it diversifies the country’s economy and creates local job opportunities for citizens […] After less than four years from the start of the execution phase, we are proud to have partnered with Ma’aden to bring this facility to production. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Ma’aden in developing their next phase of mining projects in Saudi Arabia through our recently signed memorandum of understanding.”

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