Lots of sulphuric acid

Outokumpu Technology is to design and deliver the largest sulphuric acid production complex ever built at Ras Az Zawr in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) and Outokumpu Technology’s joint venture company Middle East Metals Processing Company signed the Phase 1 contract for the engineering of three sulphuric acid plants on May 1, 2006.

Ma’aden is to use the 13,500 tonnes per day of sulphuric acid produced at the plant for the manufacture of phosphate-based fertiliser.

The project will be executed in two phases with project implementation and construction starting at the end of 2006. The plant complex will be operational in 2009.