(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency)
Aqaba, May 14 (Petra)- Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC), Dr. Mohammad Thneibat, on Friday inaugurated an 'advanced' control room in the Phosphoric Acid Plant (PAP) in the company's industrial complex in the southern Aqaba governorate.
The room's operating system was updated by integrating the latest technology to keep pace with global developments in this field, according to a JPMC statement.
Touring the newly-equipped room, Thneibat stressed the importance of expediting completion of the next stages of modernizing the monitoring and operation systems, maintaining full readiness with the highest professional levels of worker protection equipment and taking steps, which would enhance safety procedures, in accordance with the highest international standards.
Lauding the 'high' performance and professionalism of the JPMC industrial complex's level of 'tangible' improvement in the work environment, he expressed the need to build on achievements made by the company over the past few years.
Thneibat also referred to efforts made to improve and modernize the Aqaba complex's infrastructure and develop its operational mechanisms.
JPMC worked to renovate all the Aqaba complex's phosphoric acid tanks in 2020, introduced technology aimed to reduce its electric energy bill and slashed its heavy fuel consumption cost by JD6 million by using natural gas at the beginning of 2021, the statement said.
Recently, the JPMC signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to recycle and manufacture phosphogypsum (PG) produced in Aqaba industrial complex and converting it into chemical products.
In addition, the JPMC signed an agreement to establish and operate a seawater desalination plant using concentrated solar energy, to meet the Aqaba complex's needs of industrial water estimated at 4 million cubic meters annually, which saved an amount of up to JD3 million annually, the statement noted
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