Ma’aden Selects MECS® Sulfuric Acid Technology from DuPont Sustainable Solutions for Phosphate Fertilizer Complex

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When Operational in 2016, the Facility will be One of the Largest World-Class Phosphate Fertilizer Complexes

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We are proud to partner with Ma’aden and SNC on this landmark project and look forward to supporting Ma’aden in its endeavor to be a world-class minerals enterprise.

DuPont Sustainable Solutions is pleased to announce that MECS, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont, has been awarded the sulfuric acid technology license by the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) for its Waad Al Shamal Phosphate Project. MECS, Inc. will provide the sulfuric acid technology and proprietary equipment for this three-line, 15,150 metric-tonne-per-day sulfuric acid facility. Ma’aden has selected a consortium led by long-time MECS licensee, SNC Lavalin Group Inc., to perform engineering, procurement and construction of the sulfuric acid and power segments of the complex.

When operational in 2016, the facility will be one of the largest world-class phosphate fertilizer complexes, positioning Ma’aden as a significant global producer of fertilizers and other phosphate-based products. “We are proud to partner with Ma’aden and SNC on this landmark project and look forward to supporting Ma’aden in its endeavor to be a world-class minerals enterprise,” said Kirk Schall, vice president of Licensing, MECS, Inc.

MECS® Sulfuric Acid Technology is marketed and licensed by MECS, Inc., a global leader in the design of sulfuric acid plants and related high-performance products for the phosphate fertilizer, oil refining, general chemical and metal smelting industries. MECS, Inc. has a long and successful history of providing best-in-class sulfuric acid plant processes, clean technologies and specialty products for more than 80 years, with 1,000 acid plants worldwide. MECS, Inc. offers proven and reliable solutions that feature breakthrough technologies, many of which have revolutionized performance, quality and cost-effectiveness for the sulfuric acid industry.

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