Abu Dhabi, UAE — March 22, 2016 — The UAE’s leading Urea producer, Fertil, has pre-qualified Valtek Sulamericana’s Middle East facility as an approved manufacturer and supplier of general and severe service control valves.
FERTIL was established in October 1980 as a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and TOTAL, with a shareholding ratio of 2:1 respectively.
The plant is located in Ruwais Industrial Zone, about 250 km from the city of Abu Dhabi.
Construction of a processing plant began in 1980 and production started in December 1983.
The prime objective behind establishing the company was to utilize the lean associated gas supplied from the onshore fields to manufacture industrial fertilizers and to market them locally and internationally. It comprised of one processing unit each of Ammonia and Urea with production capacity of 1,300 MTPD and 2,300 MTPD respectively.
In early 2013, a new expansion project “FERTIL-2” was completed with a capacity of 2,000 MTPD Ammonia and 3,500 MTPD Urea, which expands FERTIL’s production capacity and strengthen the company’s position as a major player in the global petrochemical sector.
After the completion of Urea Debottlenecking Project in 2009 and commissioning of FERTIL-2 project in July 2013, the combined complex production of Ammonia reached 3,300 MTPD and Granulated Urea 5,800 MTPD.
The market for FERTIL’s products has expanded considerably since its first shipment. Today, about 2% of its annual production of Urea is marketed locally within the United Arab Emirates, while 98% is exported to the Indian sub-continent, Far East, Africa, USA, Latin America and Australia.
FERTIL aspires to enhance its image & standing in the world markets. As sustainability at FERTIL is aligned with the National Vision of UAE, the new plant utilizes state of the art technologies for safety, health, better energy conservation and reducing environmental emissions. FERTIL prides itself in recruiting a high number of UAE Nationals, both males and females, to be trained and ultimately integrate them into workforce to ensure sustainable future. Beside its role in meeting the world’s increasing demand for food, fiber and energy, Urea is an important raw material for the chemical industry and also for medical use as well as other applications.
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