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Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO)


QAFCO ammonia plant at Mesaieed.


Qatar Fertiliser Company QSCC (“QAFCO”) was  incorporated in 1969 as a joint venture, and is currently owned by IQ (75%), Fertilizer Holdings AS (10%) and Yara Netherland BV (15%).  QAFCO has two subsidiaries, Gulf Formaldehyde Company (70%) and Qatar Melamine Company (60%).

QAFCO’s fertiliser products are:

  • Ammonia
    Approximately 80% of the ammonia produced is used as a feedstock for urea production, with the rest exported to India, Jordan and the United States of America.  The exported ammonia is used as a feedstock for urea and ammonium phosphate production.
  • Urea
    Prilled and granular urea, which are both solid fertilisers, are exported to over 20 countries, in all regions of the world.
  • Urea Formaldehyde Condensate (UFC-85)
    UFC-85 is an anti-caking agent which is added to urea products to improve its strength.  Circa 65% of the UFC-85 produced is used in QAFCO’s urea plants, with the remainder exported to neighbouring GCC countries.

For more information, please visit the QAFCO website.