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Sojitz Receives to build ammonia plant for Pakistan''s Fatima Fertilizernews
27 July 2007

Sojitz Corporation has received an order, valued at approximately ¥3 billion, from Fatima Fertilizer Company Ltd, for a used ammonia plant for fertiliser plants, currently under construction in Sadiqabad in central Pakistan.

In 2006, Sojitz was awarded an order, valued at approximately ¥13 billion, for engineering, procurement and project management services for an entire fertilizer complex and a urea production facility that constituted the core of the fertilizer complex. The subject order thus marks the receipt of consecutive orders.

Sojitz will procure a used ammonia plant from a Dutch fertilizer manufacturer, renew the design to tailor the plant to the usage environment in Pakistan, introduce leading-edge technology, and will contribute suggestions for modification of major equipment, through UK-based company MW Kellogg Limited.

The ammonia plant, which has a production capacity of 1,500 tons per day, is scheduled to commence operations in October 2009.

The upcoming fertilizer Fatima Fertilizer complex will be one of the largest fertilizer plants in Pakistan. The complex will use natural gas from the Mari Gas Fields in Pakistan and will produce ammonia for the consistent production of urea and various other synthetic fertilizers. The fertilizer production capacity of the plants as a whole is planned to be 5,100 tons per day.

Pakistan is promoting agriculture, which is the country''s main industry and has adopted a priority-based policy for the allocation of its natural gas as an ingredient in fertilizer production.

With growing demand for fertilizers in Pakistan, the construction of new plants, expansion of existing plants, and updating of old facilities are rising.

Sojitz has had a business relationship with the Fatima Group for over 20 years.

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Sojitz Receives to build ammonia plant for Pakistan''s Fatima Fertilizer