Client
Ma'aden Wa'ad Al Shamal Phosphate Company (MWSPC)
Location
Ras Al Khair and Umm Wu'al, Saudi Arabia

Ma'aden Umm Wu'al Phosphate Project

Fluor is providing project management consulting (PMC) services for the development of the Umm Wu'al Phosphate Project and related facilities. The project is considered the anchor industry at the newly developed Wa'ad Al Shamal Industrial City for Mineral Industries located in the Northern Region of Saudi Arabia. The Umm Wu'al project will be one of the largest integrated phosphate fertilizer facilities in the world. Key in helping meet global food supply needs, the facility will deliver diammonium phosphate (DAP) and nitrogen, phosphorous and potash (NPK) fertilizers.

In August 2017, the Umm Wu'al phosphate project began production of ammonia, merchant-grade acid and fertilizer.


Ma'aden Phosphate - Stack West View
Client's Challenge

Ma'aden and J.V. partners Mosaic and SABIC are building a new phosphate plant in Wa'ad Al Shamal Industrial City. Other mineral and secondary production industries will be added at later dates.

Once completed, the Umm Wu'al project will have an annual capacity of 3 million MTPA of DAP/MAP and NPK fertilizers.


Ma'aden Phosphate - F DAP Train
Fluor's Solution

Fluor's scopes of work on the Umm Wu'al phosphate project include the following areas:

  • Providing overall PMC services for the development of the Umm Wu'al phosphate project
  • Supervising and managing the feasibility study, including the development of basic design packages undertaken by a FEED contractor
  • Managing the development, strategy and tendering of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) packages
  • Assembling and managing six international and three local EPC/EPCM contractors with team members in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, United States, Canada, Spain, China, Korea, Italy, the Philippines, India and Saudi Arabia.
  • Providing engineering and procurement services for the truck loading and unloading facility, concentrate storage facility and gas pipeline; procurement of operations spare parts; and operations and readiness services

The Umm Wu'al project is being executed from Fluor's office in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia with support from other global locations, including Fluor's offices in Greenville, Dublin and Houston in the USA, UK, Canada, the Netherlands, China, Spain, South Korea, the Philippines and India.

Fluor has hired more than 80 Saudi nationals to support the project, providing detailed training on Fluor's processes and procedures. The company set a goal of at least 20 percent local Saudi labor content on the project beginning in year one.

With a peak site workforce of 28,000 that spans more than 50 nationalities, Fluor also implemented its world-class safety programs, including Fluor's Life CriticalSM program, to support the project. As a result of these programs, the project, across all contractors, has achieved more than 46 million work hours without a lost-time incident as of August 2017.

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Ma'aden Phosphate - Evaporation Structure
Conclusion

Fluor is providing PMC services for the Umm Wu'al phosphate project, scheduled for completion in the summer of 2017. Once complete, the project will be one of the largest integrated phosphate fertilizer facilities in the world.

In August 2017, the Umm Wu'al phosphate project began production of ammonia, merchant-grade acid and fertilizer.