The Heir Apparent H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority H E Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah and the Minister of Energy and Industry H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada with other dignitaries at the inauguration of the Qafco-6 project yesterday.
DOHA: With the inauguration of the Qafco-6 project, Qatar has become the world’s fourth largest producer and the biggest exporter of urea, with 15 percent market share of the total traded urea being from Qafco.
The QR2.2bn ($604m) urea production facility (Qafco-6), located in the industrial city of Mesaieed, was formally inaugurated yesterday by the Heir Apparent H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. With Qafco-6, Qatar’s total annual urea production capacity has reached 5.6 million MT, which means the company would be producing about 17,000 tonnes per day. With the operationalisation of Qafco-5 last year, the company became the world’s biggest fertiliser producer. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Energy and Industry H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada and other dignitaries, including diplomats from many countries.