Posted on December 13, 2012

With the inauguration of the Qafco-6 project, Qatar has become the world’s fourth largest producer and the biggest exporter of urea, with 15 percent market share of the total traded urea being from Qafco.

The QR2.2bn ($604m) urea production facility (Qafco-6), located in the industrial city of Mesaieed, was formally inaugurated yesterday by the Heir Apparent H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. With Qafco-6, Qatar’s total annual urea production capacity has reached 5.6 million MT, which means the company would be producing about 17,000 tonnes per day.

With the operationalisation of Qafco-5 last year, the company became the world’s biggest fertiliser producer. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Energy and Industry H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada and other dignitaries, including diplomats from many countries.

source: Al Arab, The Peninsula

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