Biggest in the world

Samsung Engineering has won a contract to build what’s claimed to be the largest ammonia plant on the planet.

The contract for the whopping $950m petrochemical plant was awarded to the company from  Ma’aden, a Saudi state oil company.

The plant, to be built in Raz Al-Zawr, 100km north of Jubail, Saudi Arabia, will have the world’s largest production capacity – 3,300 tons of ammonia per day.

Samsung Engineering will carry out the whole turnkey project – engineering, procurement, construction and pre-commissioning – in forty three months.

Currently, the company is  building seven plants, worth around $3.4bn in total in Saudi Arabia alone.

The new project should be finished by December 2010.