Technip Awarded FEED Contract by The Mosaic Company for Proposed New Ammonia Plant in Louisiana

  Technip Awarded FEED Contract by The Mosaic Company for Proposed New Ammonia
  Plant in Louisiana

Business Wire

PARIS -- January 3, 2013

Regulatory News:

Technip (Paris:TEC) was awarded by The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) the
front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract, as well as preparation of
the corresponding engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) proposal,
for a new ammonia plant under consideration by the global crop nutrient
company. Mosaic’s preference is to locate the proposed plant adjacent to the
company’s existing Faustina fertilizer manufacturing operations in St. James
Parish, Louisiana. It would have a capacity of 2,200 metric tons per day.

Mosaic is the world’s largest producer of finished phosphate products, with
annual production capacity greater than the next two largest producers
combined. The company’s plan is to backward integrate more fully into ammonia
production by expanding its present capacity at Faustina. Ammonia is an
essential ingredient in the manufacture of phosphate-based crop nutrients.

The proposed design of the plant would feature Haldor Topsøe’ proprietary
ammonia process technology that Technip has successfully engineered and
constructed in projects for more than 40 years. Technip will also perform the
preliminary design work for the plant offsites, utilities, interconnections,
and other supporting units for the facility.

Technip’s operating center in Houston, Texas will execute the FEED contract in
collaboration with its engineering center in Rome, Italy. The development of
the FEED and corresponding EPC proposal began in November 2012; both are
targeted for completion by mid-2013.

David Dickson, Technip’s Senior Vice President, North America Region, stated:
“Technip is delighted to have been awarded this contract together with our
long-term, tier-one partner Haldor Topsøe. The proposed Mosaic ammonia
facility would be one of the most modern and efficient in operation in the
Americas. This award confirms once again the position of the team Haldor
Topsøe/Technip as one of the recognized leaders in Ammonia Technology, as well
as EPC services, in the U.S. and around the world.”

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About The Mosaic Company

The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) is one of the world's leading producers and
marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients for the global
agriculture industry. With annual phosphate capacity greater than the next
two-largest producers combined, Mosaic is the world’s largest producer of
finished phosphate products and operates a global distribution network of
plants, port facilities, warehouses, and sales offices. The company employs
approximately 8,000 people in eight countries and participates in every aspect
of crop nutrition development. For more information, visit


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