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The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) announces the joint venture (National Grain Company)

24 AUG 2020

Introduction As part of its ambitious growth and development plan, the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) announces the signing of an agreement to establish the National Grain Company, which is a joint venture (JV) between Bahri and the Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC). The JV aims to build and establish a terminal for handling grains at Yanbu Commercial Port, seeking to meet the future needs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for major crops and cereals.
Project Start Date 2nd half of 2021.
Project Cost Nearly USD 110 million.
Project Method of Funding The project will be funded through the company's cash flow in addition to bank financing.
Expected Project End Date 2nd half of 2022.
Expected Impact on the Company’s Financial Results The company is currently working on determining the expected financial impact of the project on the company's financial results, which it does not expect to be a material. The company will announce later the financial impact if it was material.
Expected Date on Which the Impact on the Financial Results of the Company will Start The expected impact of the project on the company's financial results will begin upon completion of the project.
Expected Date for the Pilot Production of the Project to Begin 1st half of 2022.
Duration of the pilot production of the project 3 months.
Expected date for the commercial production of the project 2nd half of 2022.
Executing Party/Counter Party in the Project/Contract The executing party will be appointed in the second half of 2020 and It will be announced later.
Related Parties Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC), Owned by Public Investment Fund (PIF).
Additional Information It is worth noting that the project extends over an area of 313,000 sqm, and the storage capacity of the terminal is 280,000 tons, while the production capacity of the terminal ranges from 3 to 5 million tons annually.


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