Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) said its subsidiary, Ma’aden Phosphate Company (MPC), has won major ISO certifications - for its Asset Management System (ISO 55001) and Risk Management System (ISO 31000) - for two of its major complexes.
The complexes are the integrated fertiliser production complex in Ras Al Khair Industrial City and the mine and plant in Al Jalamid.
The Asset Management System Certification will aid MPC in managing the lifecycle of assets more efficiently and ensure compliance with international safety and performance standards, the company said.
The Risk Management System Certification will provide the guidelines and framework to handle different categories of risk in both complexes.
Ma’aden Phosphate Company President Abdullah Alajmi said: “We remain committed to playing a key role in boosting crop output and contributing to stable food supplies around the world as part of Saudi Arabia’s contribution to achieving global food security.
“Successfully adopting these two management systems means that we will be more efficient in fulfilling that commitment and supporting Ma’aden’s long-term strategy, which is driven by operational excellence and asset optimisation,” he said.
Ma’aden is amongst the top three global phosphate fertiliser producers with a current production of approximately 6 million tonnes per year.