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 $604 million urea production facility (Qafco-6), located in the industrial city of Mesaieed, was formally inaugurated 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 tons per day.
With the operationalization of Qafco-5 last year, the company became the world’s biggest fertilizer 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.