Ma’aden Phosphate Company (MPC)
MPC is a joint venture with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation and represents a USD 5.6 billion (nearly SAR 21 billion) investment, operating at two primary sites: Al Jalamid in northern Saudi Arabia, home to our phosphate mine and beneficiation plant; and the Eastern Province’s Ras Al Khair, where our integrated chemical and fertilizer facility is based.
The mine produces close to 11.6 million tonnes per year of ore, and the beneficiation facilities up to 5 million tonnes per year. We have made significant infrastructure investments in Al Jalamid, building a power plant, potable water and communications facilities, and transport networks that make our exploration and production viable.
From here, concentrated rock is taken by rail to Ras Al Khair for processing in our network of facilities including phosphoric acid, sulphuric acid, ammonia, DAP granulation and desalination plants. At full capacity, MPC can produce 3 million tonnes of DAP annually. Most of our DAP production is sold to international markets.