Responsible: Iraq possesses 59% of global sulfur reserves
09:39 - 18/03/2021
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The information / Baghdad ..
The General Director of the General Company for Mishraq Sulfur, Abdel Moneim Naif Abush Al-Jubouri, estimated, on Thursday, the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] reserves [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]of sedimentary sulfur at more than half of the world's reserves.
Al-Jubouri said, in a statement reported by Al-Sabah newspaper and seen by the information, that "the reserves of Al-Mishraq fields 1, 2 and 3 in Nineveh Governorate are estimated at 354 million tons of the world's total reserves of 600 million tons of sedimentary sulfur."
He added that "the fields of Mishraq sulfur were invested within the Iraqi-Polish cooperation agreement by the Centrosab Corporation in the early 1970s," noting that "the company mainly produces (filtered sulfur) materials and (alum) used in water purification and (sulfur). Ground agricultural) and (sulfuric acid) ”.
He pointed out that “the production line (filtered sulfur) has stopped since 2003 because the company was subjected to looting during the sabotage events that accompanied the war on [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] ," indicating that "the company, within its allocations from the investment plan of the Ministry of Industry and Minerals, worked to restart the production line." Sulfur since 2010 and contracted with an international company at the time specialized in equipping specialized wells rigs for sulfur and equipping a plant to filter it. He expressed his regret that “the rehabilitation and operation of the (filtered sulfur) production line was stopped after the ( [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] ) terrorist gangs occupied the governorate, indicating that this line arrived in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] in 2015 and deposited it with the General Company for the Industry of Southern Fertilizers in Basra Governorate,” stressing that “the company's management A plan was drawn up since last year to restart the sulfur production line, after obtaining the necessary approvals from the ministry to transfer and set up the refining plant, which is the main link of the production line, which was imported by the American company (DEFCO) at an estimated cost of 90 billion dinars, and it is now in the process of restarting it. ».
Al-Jubouri called for “increasing the financial allocations through the investment plan within the federal budget in order to be able to restart the sulfur production line with a production capacity of one million tons annually,” indicating that “in the event that is not possible, the company can go to announce the production line (filtered sulfur) as an opportunity. An investment and an invitation to international companies specialized in his industry, as it is the main activity of the company. End /