Fertiglobe operates across a diverse regional footprint with four world-class production facilities in three countries, comprised of Fertil in the UAE, EFC and EBIC in Egypt, and Sorfert in Algeria. These facilities are capable of producing 5.1 million metric tons of urea and 4.4 million metric tons of gross ammonia per year, making us the largest nitrogen producer in the MENA region and the largest seaborne exporter of nitrogen fertilizers globally.
Our geographically advantageous production facilities benefit from direct access to six key ports and distribution hubs on the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, and the Arabian Gulf. This strategic positioning allows us to easily access the major end-markets and high-demand regions for our products (Europe, South Asia, Australia, East Africa and Latin America).
Our Distribution Network
Centrally coordinated out of Abu Dhabi, Fertiglobe’s global sales and marketing organization can directly reach customers through an extensive distribution network.
Fertiglobe benefits from direct access to six key ports and distribution hubs on the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, and the Arab Gulf. This strategic positioning allows Fertiglobe to easily access the major end-markets for its products (Europe, South Asia, Australia, East Africa and Latin America), and to optimize volumes routing East and West of the Suez Canal, creating significant freight optimization and avenue for synergies. The platform also has a significant competitive advantage given it can import from North Africa into Europe on a duty-free basis.
Fertiglobe is supported by robust inland storage and distribution infrastructure, with over 750 thousand metric tons of owned and leased warehousing capacity, and efficient multi-modal on-site loading and logistics operations.
Access to strategic export hubs through 6 ports on the Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and Arab Gulf.
Efficient multi-modal on-site loading and logistics operations.
Over 750 thousand metric tons of owned and leased warehousing capacity.
Fertil is one of the largest regional fertilizer producers with installed capacity of 1.2 million metric tons of ammonia, 2.1 million metric tons of urea and 0.1 million metric tons of DEF.
Strategically positioned in the Ruwais Industrial Complex, Fertil benefits from direct access to key export facilities allowing the facility to reach international markets including the Indian sub-continent and Australia.
Egyptian Fertilizers Company (EFC)
EFC produces 0.9 million metric tons of anhydrous ammonia, 1.7 million metric tons of granular urea and 0.4 million metric tons of DEF per year.
EFC is located at the port of Ain Al Sokhna, Egypt’s deepest port, approximately 55 kilometers south of the Suez Canal at the heart of the global East-West trade route. This gives EFC a freight cost advantage over other Middle Eastern and Asian urea producers as exports from EFC do not pass through the Suez Canal.
EFC is also located next to Egypt Basic Industries Corporation (EBIC) on the grounds of Suez Industrial Development Company’s (SIDC) industrial park in Ain Sokhna, allowing both facilities to benefit from significant synergies.
Egypt Basic Industries Corporation (EBIC)
EBIC is a 0.75 million metric ton per year anhydrous ammonia plant.
Located at Sokhna Port, EBIC’s geographic location and logistics infrastructure provide a unique advantage as a cost-effective exporter able to ship volumes both east and west of the Suez Canal.
EBIC owns two refrigerated ammonia storage tanks next to the loading jetty at Sokhna Port, where it also owns and operates a dedicated loading arm. The plant and port facilities are connected through an eight-kilometer pipeline that continuously transports EBIC’s ammonia to both storage tanks located on the jetty, which is able to accommodate vessels with maximum draft of 17 meters.
A joint venture with Sonatrach, Algeria’s state-owned oil and gas authority, Sorfert is one of the largest integrated nitrogen fertilizer producers in North Africa, capable of producing 1.26 million metric tons of granular urea and 1.6 million metric tons of gross anhydrous ammonia per year.
The plant is strategically located in the Arzew industrial complex in northwest Algeria 35 kilometers east of Oran, near three Algerian ports. Sorfert enjoys access to two export jetties at Arzew Port and Bethioua Port with a direct ammonia pipeline to the port, and exclusive access to urea export logistics. Sorfert’s access to significant storage capacity and flexible infrastructure allows for exports around the world at favorable freight time and cost, coupled with its competitive production costs, maximizes its ability to reach its customers effectively at competitive prices.