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Orascom and Sonatrach Form Fertilizers JV

1:44 PM MDT | April 4, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Orascom Construction Industries (Cairo) says it has formed a joint venture with Sonatrach (Algiers) to build a grassroots fertilizer complex at Arzew, Algeria. Orascom has a 51% stake in the jv, Sorfert Algérie, and Sonatrach holds the rest. Sorfert will build a nitrogen fertilizer complex with capacity to produce 700,000 m.t./year of ammonia and 1 million m.t./year of urea. Sonatrach has agreed to supply gas feedstock to Sorfert over a 20-year period, as part of the shareholders’ agreement. White & Case (London) is acting as legal adviser to...

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