About The General Company for Phosphate And Mines
The general company of phosphate and mines, established in 1970 with decree no /122/.
It’s subsidiary to the general association of geology and mines, it’s function is to get the benefit of non-mineral raw materials in the Syrian Arab Republic territories, and charged with the following tasks:
– The Production, investment and concentration of the raw materials of phosphate.
– The creation of necessary plants for producing and investing the non-mineral materials in the ministry of petroleum and mines jurisdiction.
– Administrating means of transportation of the company projects besides the ports charge pavements.
– carrying out all contracts and agreements necessary to conduct its mission in production, investment and marketing.
The General Manager: Eng. Younes Ramadan
The general administration is located in Hims with branch directorates in productions sites all over country:
– Eastern Mine.
– Khnefis Mine.
– Loading Management.
– Transport branch.
The raw materials of phosphate are mined from two major sites:
Khnefis and Eastern Mines with a medial percentage of phosphoric dioxide /24 -28%/.
Starting from 1980s to the present day, the productive density of the two mines is /2650000/ tons, /800000/ of which from Khnefis mine and the rest /185000/ tons from Eastern mines (A) and (B), while the discovered reserve exceeds /2/ billion tons. Eastern phosphate reserve is considered the most important.
The company is willing soon to produce additional amount of the washed phosphate so the general annual production becomes /3.8/ million tons i.e.
The productive density of phosphate becomes /3.85/ million tons starting from 2005.
Most of the produced qualities, /80%/ of the general production, are for export. The rest /20%/ is locally used in making phosphoric acid and phosphate fertilizer in Hims Fertilizer.
The phosphate and especially the raw materials are being transported by railway to Tartous port /265/km away from mines.
The ordinary phosphate (P2O5) is transported in a percentage of /29.75- 30.25%/ to Hims fertilizer and Tartous port while washed – dried phosphate
of /30.75 – 31.5 %/ is transported to Tartous.