07 February 2023 07:05 AM

Construction of a complex for the production of phosphate and compound fertilizers in Ain Sokhna

Monday، 21 November 2022 - 09:21 PM

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, inaugurated the phosphate and compound fertilizers complex in the industrial zone in Ain Sokhna, and inspected a number of new production lines in the complex, where the ceremony began with President El-Sisi listening to a detailed explanation of what Kit included the presentation of all the facilities contained in the complex, which were designed on an area of 400 acres to be a giant industrial edifice on Egyptian lands, at a cost of 15, 688 billion pounds.

The opening ceremony was attended by Dr. Ali Abdel Aal, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Eng. Mustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, General Mohamed Zaki, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of Defense and Military Production, Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, leaders of the main branches, a number of ministers, governors, senior commanders of the armed forces and a number of employees of the complex.

Project Objectives

 - Maximizing the added value of Egyptian phosphate ore.

- Achieving self-sufficiency in the demands of agricultural projects in the country of phosphate and compound fertilizers.

- Achieving a social return by providing direct and indirect job opportunities for the people of the country.

- Achieving an appropriate economic return for the invested funds.

Components of the complex

The complex consists of 5 main sectors with a total of 9 factories and industrial facilities, in addition to the residential city, a seawater desalination plant and a specialized pier for the export of liquid and solid fertilizers.

First Sector

It includes (2) plants for the production of concentrated sulfuric acid with a capacity of (1.25) million tons / year, and (2) steam turbines for self-generation electricity with a capacity of 46 megawatt hours.

Second Sector

It includes two  factories for the production of commercial phosphoric acid with a total capacity of (800) thousand tons / year, two factories for the production of pure phosphoric acid, which is produced for the first time in Egypt with an annual capacity of (150) thousand tons, and a fluorosylsk acid processing unit with a capacity of (600) tons / day.

Third Sector

The third sector includes a factory for the production of fully soluble crystalline Dab and Mab fertilizer, which is produced for the first time in Egypt with a capacity of (100) thousand tons / year.

Fourth Sector

The fourth sector contains a granulated diammonium phosphate fertilizer plant (DAB) with a capacity of (400) thousand tons per year, and a tri-superphosphate granulated fertilizer plant with an annual capacity of (250) thousand tons, and about (55) civil companies working in this field participated in the construction, installation and construction work, and the national company Enppi was the project consultant.

Fifth Sector

The fifth sector includes industrial facilities consisting of an operating water plant (with a storage capacity of 22,000 m3), an industrial wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 450 m3/h and a natural gas plant with a capacity of 400,000 m3/day and a natural gas distribution station with a capacity of 65 MW. An hour, a steam production unit with a capacity of 230 tons / day, a water softening unit with a capacity of 180 m3 / hour, a cooling unit with a capacity of 1200 m3 / hour, a compressed air unit with a capacity of 170 m3 / min, a fire resistance and extinguishing system, a flood protection channel, in addition to administrative and service units, which consist of a seawater desalination plant with a capacity of 32,000 m3 / day, a specialized pier for storing and loading liquid and solid fertilizers, a residential city for the complex's workers, as well as sports fields and an integrated medical branch.

Employment

Phosphate and compound fertilizers complex in Ain Sokhna provided (1500) direct job opportunities, most of them young graduates from various disciplines and from most governorates of the Republic, thus bringing the total employees of El Nasr Intermediate Chemicals Company at the company's headquarters in Abu Rawash and its branches in Fayoum and Ain Sokhna (4000) workers, as the company provided them with stability and training at the hands of specialized experts inside and outside the Republic, in addition to providing about (20000) indirect job opportunities through the construction of the complex, the supply of equipment and raw materials, and transportation work And the distribution of products The factory also includes young graduates from (22) governorates of the Republic.

Environmental Safety Measures

When designing the phosphate and compound fertilizers complex in Ain Sokhna, it was taken into account as a first priority to maintain the safety of the environment and prevent any harmful emissions from factories and comply with environmental requirements in accordance with international standards, as El Nasr Intermediate Chemicals Company has carried out many environmental procedures, including controlling all types of emissions (gaseous - liquid - solid) using the latest modern scientific methods and auxiliary factors in the production of acids and phosphate fertilizers, installing filters and filters to purify the air in accordance with environmental requirements and establishing a perimeter fence  In the area of storing raw materials and isolating them from the surrounding areas, as well as covering all transport and circulation belts for raw materials and products and installing emission monitoring devices at the entrances to factories that operate automatically, in addition to treating industrial sewage with high technology, where solids are separated and safely disposed of in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Affairs Agency, and water is treated, recycled and used in industrial processes to save water with the use of surplus in irrigating green spaces, and using natural gas instead of diesel to prevent emissions, and the exploitation of thermal energy resulting from burning crude sulfur to generate electricity so as not to cause climate change in the surrounding area, and it was also taken into account to maintain the health and safety of workers by periodically examining workers through the establishment of an integrated medical branch within the complex, and the installation of an automatic fire extinguishing network and training on the emergency plan and firefighting in accordance with the occupational safety and health plan, as well as providing industrial security equipment and tasks for all employees of the company according to the type of work In addition to many measures taken to preserve the environment and the health and safety of the company's employees.


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