Jacobs wins contract for new Diammonium Phosphate plant in Morocco
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has received a contract from Office Cherifien Des Phosphates (OCP) to provide basic engineering, detailed design and construction support services for OCP's new Diammonium Phosphate (DAP) granulation plant in Morocco.
At its completion in August 2005, the facility will produce 120 metric tons per hour of DAP.
Officials did not disclose the contract value. To deliver the highest value and the shortest schedule, Jacobs will use a multi-office execution approach, combining the specialized resources at Jacobs' Lakeland, Florida, and Mumbai, India, offices.
In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Allyn Taylor stated, "We have a longstanding position in the fertilizer industry as a leading technology provider and project delivery specialist, which is reinforced by the repeat business we have received from OCP and their confidence in our ability to deliver this world class plant.”
“We look forward to our continued relationship with OCP as we work together to meet this industry's long-term growth needs." Jacobs, with over 35,000 employees and revenues approaching five billion dollars, provides technical, professional, and construction services globally.
Office Cherifien des Phosphates (OCP) is the world's largest exporter of phosphate rock and controls all aspects of the phosphate industry in Morocco, including research, exploitation and the production of derivative products such as fertilizers. Most of the high-grade resources are exported, whilst lower grade products are beneficiated locally.
Morocco has an estimated 85 billion tons of phosphate as reserves, with OCP producing some 22 Mt of phosphate rock in 1999. OCP currently has five mining operations. Although OCP is 100 percent state owned, it has begun several co operative ventures with several foreign companies in upgrading and expanding its phosphoric acid plants. — (menareport.com)
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