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Sonatrach-OCI JV starts up fertilizer complex in Algeria

2:52 PM MDT | August 26, 2013 | —Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Sorfert Algérie, a fertilizer joint venture between Sonatrach (Algiers) and OCI (Cairo), has commenced commercial production at Arzew, Algeria, OCI has announced. The jv’s complex has capacity to produce 800,000 m.t./year of merchant ammonia and 1.2 million m.t./year of urea. The full ramp-up of the two production lines and the start of exports are due by the end of this month, OCI says. The two partners reached an agreement on the commercial and economic terms of the jv earlier this year. Construction of the complex began in 2007, with the start-up...

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