Qatar Fertiliser Company (Qafco) has decided to boost its annual ammonia export to Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC) to 130,000 metric tonnes.
An agreement to this effect was signed by the two companies in Amman recently.
The deal was signed for Qafco by its managing director, Khalifa Abdulla al-Sowaidi and for JPMC by its chairman, Waleed al-Kurdi.
Al-Sowaidi (fourth right) and al-Kurdi third right, with senior Qafco and JPMC executives
A Qafco release yesterday said the agreement also provided for an option for additional supplies, if required. Qafco has been supplying ammonia to JPMC since 2003. However, the Qafco release did not give details about the quantity of the existing exports to the Jordanian company.
Al-Sowaidi said Jordan is one of the most important and strategic markets for Qafco. “The business relationships between our two companies have been developing significantly for the last three years. Qafco is now the major supplier of ammonia to Jordan Phosphate Mines,” he said.
Meanwhile, Qafco honoured Jordan Phosphate Mines with “Customer of the year 2005 – 2006″ award. Sowaidi handed over the award to al-Kurdi.
The ceremonies were attended by Yousef Jeham al-Kuwari, Qafco marketing manager and ammonia sales manager Ali Ahmed al-Sanadi.
JPMC was represented by Mohammed S Baderkhan, deputy CEO (finance and administration); Najim A Hummadi, deputy CEO (production) and advisor to chairman/CEO and Suhail al-Muselh, deputy CEO (marketing).