Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Sells Tech to Saudi Mining

The German company ThyssenKrupp announced that the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) will be using its technology for a new ammonia plant to be built near the port of Ras al Khair in the Persian Gulf.

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The plant will have a capacity of 3,000 tons per day, and should be completed in 2016. When finished it will be one of the largest of its kind in the world, the German industrial group explained in a statement.

The latest announcement comes a few weeks after the German group declared that ThyssenKrupp Elevator is supplying a total of 125 passenger transportation systems for Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport’s new 150,000 square meter terminal; completion is scheduled for 2015. With a capacity of around eight million passengers per year, these systems will perform an important function in handling passenger flows. The contract comprises 36 elevators, 28 escalators, 32 passenger boarding bridges and 29 moving walks, which ThyssenKrupp Elevator is supplying for general contractor TAV – ACC Joint Venture.

Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Medina is being expanded into one of Saudi Arabia’s biggest airports and an international gateway for pilgrims traveling to Medina and Mecca.

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