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Qafco commissions sixth complex, becomes largest exporter of urea

7:44 AM MST | December 12, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

Qatar Fertilizer Co. (Qafco; Doha) on Tuesday inaugurated its Qafco 6 manufacturing complex at Mesaieed, Qatar, becoming the fourth-largest producer of urea and the largest exporter of the fertilizer, commanding 15% of the global export market. Qafco is a joint venture in which Industries Qatar owns 75% and Yara International 25%.   The complex was formally inaugurated by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar’s heir apparent. Combined capacity of the complex is now 5.6 million m.t./year of urea. The ceremony was also attended by Minister of...

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