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

January 27, 2010 09:02 ET

OCI Confirms Board Approval of New Expansions

CAIRO, EGYPT--(Marketwire - January 27, 2010) -

OCI Fertilizer Group  
                               Cairo, Egypt / 27 January, 2010 02:30 PM

OCI Confirms Board Approval of New Expansions

Orascom Construction Industries (OCI) confirmed today that its Board of
Directors has already approved the expansion of its nitrogen-based
product portfolio to include Urea Ammonium Nitrate (UAN) with an annual
production capacity of 325 ktpa and Ammonium Sulphate (AS) with an
annual capacity of 300 ktpa. OCI also announced earlier in the year a
20% capacity increase expansion at its 100% owned urea production plant
in Egypt. The total capital expenditure program for these expansions is
currently estimated at USD 200 million. The new production facilities
are expected to be commissioned in phases during the next 24 months.

About OCI Fertilizer Group

The OCI Fertilizer Group has plants based in Egypt capable of producing
a total of 2.0 million tons of nitrogen-based fertilizers annually.
In 2010/20111 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. The Group also has
an investment in a fertilizer plant in Nigeria. With production from
Algeria and the expansion in Egypt, the OCI Fertilizer Group will
firmly place among top world producers.

For additional information contact: 

OCI Investor Relations Department:  For additional information on OCI:

Omar Darwazah                       
Email:  OCI stock symbols: OCIC.CA / ORCI
                                    EY / OCICqL / ORSD

Erika Wakid                         Orascom Construction Industries
Email:    (OCI) 
                                    Nile City Towers - South Tower 
Hassan Badrawi                      2005A Corniche El Nil
Director                            Cairo, Egypt 

Tel: +202 2461 1036/0727/0917
Fax: +202 2461 9409 

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