SOURCE: Orascom Construction Inds, S.A.E.

July 14, 2010 03:16 ET

OCI Acquires Rotterdam Ammonia Terminal

CAIRO, EGYPT--(Marketwire - July 14, 2010) -


OCI Fertilizer Group
Cairo, Egypt / 14 July, 2010 10:30 AM


OCI Signs Agreement to Acquire Ammonia Terminal at the Port of
Rotterdam - Netherlands

Orascom Construction Industries (OCI) confirmed today that OCI
Fertilizer International B.V. (a Fertilizer Group subsidiary) has
signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in MICRO Chemie B.V.

MICRO Chemie B.V. owns and operates ammonia storage tanks with a
combined storage capacity of 30,000 tons and has a lease for a terminal
located at the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands for a period of 25
years starting from 2002 and extendable for another 25 years upon
expiration of the lease contract.

The terminal has a permit to receive up to 600,000 tons per year of
ammonia and to deliver up to 550,000 per year. The terminal has
waterway access comprised of two jetties, which can accommodate both
large tankers and smaller barges. These waterways provide access to the
Rhine River through which the majority of European inland shipping is
routed, allowing delivery to France, Germany and the Netherlands. In
addition, the terminal is also accessible by a 160 km railway network
running from the south and the east of Rotterdam up to, respectively,
the Belgian and German borders.

OCI Nitrogen Chief Executive Officer, Renso Zwiers commented "the
acquisition of MICRO Chemie B.V. offers significant synergies to the
Group. It will, in the future, allow us to receive ammonia from the
Group's other production sources with a connection to a critical
in-land transportation hub. The ammonia supply will also ensure
additional security of ammonia supply to the Group's Geleen production
complex in the Netherlands where ammonia is also produced and consumed
in the manufacture of Calcium Ammonium Nitrate and by neighboring third
party chemical producers."

About OCI Fertilizer Group

The OCI Fertilizer Group currently owns and operates plants based in
Egypt and the Netherlands capable of producing over 5.0 million tons of
nitrogen-based fertilizers and 0.24 million tons of melamine annually.
In 2011 our fertilizer complex in Algeria in partnership with
state-owned Sonatrach will begin production with a total capacity of
2.0 million tons of nitrogen-based fertilizers. By 2012 the OCI
Fertilizer Group will firmly place among top world producers with over
8.0 million tons of nitrogen-based fertilizer production capacity.



For additional information contact:
OCI Investor Relations Department: For additional information on OCI:
Omar Darwazah                      www.orascomci.com
Email: omar.darwazah@orascomci.com
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Erika Wakid
Email: erika.wakid@orascomci.com   Orascom Construction Industries (OCI)
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Director                           Cairo, Egypt

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