Sorfert Algérie is a 51%-owned joint venture between OCI N.V. and Algeria’s state-owned oil and gas authority, Sonatrach.
World-Class Production Complex
Sorfert is the 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 ammonia capacity is split between two lines, one dedicated to urea production and the other producing merchant capacity. OCI constructed the plant in partnership with Uhde, which supplied the state-of-theart proven process technology.
Strategic Location with Strong Distribution and Logistics
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 flexible infrastructure that 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.
Sorfert’s storage capacity includes a 100 thousand metric ton urea warehouse on-site, and a 15 thousand metric ton ammonia tank on-site, and two ammonia tanks at Bethioua port of 30 thousand metric tons each.
As a local Algerian company, Sorfert provided significant employment opportunities during its construction and continues to do so as an operational plant.