Orascom Construction Announces Start of Production at Iowa Fertilizer
Orascom Construction Limited announced the start of production and sales at Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFCo), the first world-scale greenfield nitrogen fertilizer plant to be built in the U.S. in more than 25 years.
The plant has a nameplate capacity of 2,200 metric tons per day (mtpd) of ammonia; 2,200 mtpd of urea synthesis; 1,200 mtpd of granular urea; 4,300 mtpd of urea ammonium nitrate; and 900 mtpd of diesel exhaust fluid, with a combined sellable capacity of 1.5 to 2 million metric tons per annum of products.
A ceremony attended by officials including Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and the Lee County Board of Supervisors was held today to inaugurate one of the largest private sector construction projects in Iowa’s history.
Orascom is proud have built this challenging, state-of-the-art complex, which highlights the company’s capability as a major EPC player in this segment of the U.S. and worldwide. Furthermore, Orascom’s wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, The Weitz Company, expanded its industrial capability through its significant involvement in the project.
About Orascom Construction Limited
Orascom Construction Limited (OC) is a leading global engineering and construction contractor primarily focused on infrastructure, industrial and high-end commercial projects in the Middle East, North Africa, the United States and the Pacific Rim. OC has consistently ranked among the world’s top contractors and was ranked No. 34 on ENR’s 2016 Top 250 International Contractors list. The Group also develops and invests in infrastructure opportunities; owns 50 percent of BESIX Group; and holds a construction materials and property management portfolio. For more information, please visit www.orascom.com.