The Saudi Arabian mining company Al Hamdi Group plans to build a NPK and DAP fertilizer complex in the Al Hasa site. It is called the Badr Complex, and the cost is of US$ 1.4 billion. In the first stage it will include a 310,000 tpa phosphoric acid line, whose capacity will be increased in a late stage to 620,000 tpa, adding another line.
The first phase is expected to begin construction in the second quarter of 2012 and forecasted to be commissioned in less than two years. They expect to gain shares mainly in the fertilizer markets of India, Pakistan and some African countries.