2000 News Story

SABIC to expand ammonia production

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has announced plans to expand ammonia production at one of

its affiliates, the 'Ibn Baitar' Company, which is jointly owned by SABIC and the Saudi Arabian Fertilizer

Company (SAFCO). Its first ammonia plant came on stream in 1987, and the expansion will increase its

capacity from 500,000 to 583,000 metric tons. A contract has been concluded with the Japanese Toyo

engineering group for the design and construction of the project, expected to be completed early in 2002.