Internal road in Egypt- La Rossa via Wikimedia Commons
CAIRO – 15 July 2017: Design works of the Egyptian Chemical Industries Company’s (KIMA) new facility is finished, and construction works at the site have kicked off, the company’s chairman Yasser el-Naggar said Saturday.
In a meeting with Italy's construction firm Tecnimont, Naggar said the project will be finished by November 2018.
The LE10 billion project, KIMA 2 facility for fertilizer manufacturing, is being built at the existing site of the company's Aswan fertiliser complex.
A turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contract worth $540m was awarded to Tecnimont in 2011, but the project was delayed since then.
Production from the facility is expected to reach 1,200 tonnes of ammonia and 1,500 tonnes of urea per day.
KIMA is affiliated to the Chemical Industries Holding Company, producing nitrogenous fertilizers and chemicals, including hydrogen and ammonia.