Riyadh – Mubasher: Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) and its African subsidiary Meridian Group have opened a fertiliser terminal in Liwonde in Malawi.
The terminal is equipped with a 15,000 m2 under-roof facility and has a 40,000 metric tonnes (MT) storage capacity, a 2,400 MT per day blending capacity, an annual bagging capacity of 10 million, according to a press release on Monday.
With a total production capacity of 360,000 MT per year, the terminal is powered by the latest technology, including a cloud-based logistics supply chain management system.
The Liwonde terminal is located on the rail line connecting Malawi to the deep-sea port of Nacala in Zambia; hence, Ma’aden’s fertiliser products will have access across central and southern Africa.
Ma’aden’s mine-to-market fertiliser business consists of three mega-production plants in Saudi Arabia: Wa’ad Al Shamal Industrial Minerals City in the North, another at Ras Al Khair Industrial City on the East coast, and the Phosphate 3 expansion.