The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) has achieved certification from the international assessor DNV for producing 614,000 tonnes of ultra-low-carbon ammonia, marking the largest quantity accredited globally to date. This accomplishment is a significant step in Ma'aden's plans to grow and transform its business, positioning itself as an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) role model in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The certification underscores Ma'aden's dedication to operational excellence and expanding its portfolio of premium products. The company aims to establish a presence in key global markets while contributing to the decarbonization of supply chains in the fertilizer industry and supporting sustainable food production.
As a leading player in the fertilizer sector and the second-largest exporter of phosphate fertilizers globally, Ma'aden has substantial potential to consolidate its position as a premier producer of ultra-low-carbon ammonia. This achievement follows Ma'aden's ambitious program to export over 138,000 tonnes of blue ammonia to major global markets, including the European Union and China, showcasing the company's increasing involvement in global value chains.
Robert Wilt, CEO of Ma'aden, commented on the achievement, stating, "We are now at the forefront of supplying the world with a lower carbon fuel source that has potential to support the global energy transition. It’s great to see our plans for growth and transformation not only being realized and putting Ma’aden on a sustainable path for the future but also having the potential to help drive Saudi Arabia’s green ambitions."
Geir Fuglerud, CEO of DNV SCPA, acknowledged Ma'aden's dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainable practices, highlighting the company's leadership position in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.