US Fluor wins work on Saudi Ma’aden’s Umm Wu’al phosphate project

03 December 2012 16:24  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--US-based Fluor on Monday announced it has won a contract to provide project management consulting (PMC) services related to the development of Saudi Arabia-based petrochemical and mining company Ma’aden’s Umm Wu’al greenfield phosphate project.

The contract is worth around $200m (€154m), the petrochemicals engineering firm added.

Once completed, the Umm Wu’al project in northern Saudi Arabia will have a capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year of food grade purified phosphoric acid, 90,000 tonnes/year of industrial grade sodium tripoly phosphate and 250,000 tonnes/year of animal feed grade dicalum phosphate/monocalcium phosphate, Fluor said.

Fluor will provide overall PMC services for the development of the Umm Wu’al phosphate project, supervise and manage the feasibility study – including the development of basic design packages, which is undertaken by the front-end engineering design contractor – and manage the development, strategy and tendering of engineering, procurement and construction packages.

“The Middle East has always been an important market for Fluor, and we are delighted that our relationship with Ma'aden is expanding with the award of this significant project,” said Rick Koumouris, Fluor’s business line lead for Mining and Metals.

By: Franco Capaldo
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