The project involves the development of an industrial city at Ras Az Zawr, comprising four large scale fertilizer plants, a town site, port and a 1,400 km railway from Al Jalamid, in the northwest of Saudi Arabia, to Ras Az Zawr.
WorleyParsons has been awarded of four major EPC contracts for facilities
producing phosphoric acid, di-ammonium phosphate, sulfuric acid and ammonia plants. The contract for the railway, the major infrastructure component on the project, has also been placed.
Strip-mined ore will be processed in a beneficiation plant at Al-Jalamid and the phosphate concentrate railed 1400 kilometers to Ras Az Zawr. The integrated fertilizer complex at Ras Az Zawr will be the worlds largest consisting of three sulphuric acid, three phosphoric acid, one ammonia, and three diammonium phosphate (DAP) plants producing 3 Mtpa of DAP, approximately 10% of global production. Project investment is approximately US $2.5 billion.
When completed, the facility will provide over 1,700 full-time jobs for Saudi nationals along with many additional job opportunities in related support.