UAE's FERTIL orders urea logistics from Polish ZAP unit

06 May 2014 15:45 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Prozap, a design and engineering subsidiary of Poland's Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy (ZAP), has won a contract to provide granular urea logistics for United Arab Emirates-based fertilizer producer Ruwais Fertilizer Industries (FERTIL), ZAP said on Tuesday.

The customised-design logistics project would be rolled out at the new $1.2bn FERTIL-2 urea/ammonia plant in Ruwais, it added.

Prozap has once again proved that it is able to pursue ambitious projects for the most demanding business partners,” said Marian Rybak, CEO of ZAP, part of Poland's Grupa Azoty, the second largest producer of fertilizers in Europe.

“Thanks to the order from FERTIL we are present in another country of the Middle East, [a region which] is very important to our growth strategy,” said Prozap CEO Marek Zatorski, noting the firm had successfully completed projects for SABIC in Saudi Arabia.

No financial details of the contract were disclosed by Prozap.

On 13 May, FERTIL said it planned to start production at the FERTIL-2 plant in June after a delay of nearly six months caused by technical issues.

FERTIL-2 is a fully integrated project based on feedstock natural gas provided by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), which owns a 66.6% stake in the company. French oil and gas major Total owns the remainder of the company.

By Will Conroy