Europeans sign up for Jorf Lasfar

30 September 2005
A consortium of Germany's Siemens and Litwin of France has signed a $78.8 million contract for the construction of two power units to serve planned phosphoric acid facilities at Jorf Lasfar. The local affiliate of Siemens has also signed a six-year agreement for the operation and maintenance of 16 turbines, operated by Office Cherifien des Phosphates (OCP).

Under the 22-month contract, the Franco/German consortium will build two 32-MW units. The first will serve the 375,000-tonne-a-year (t/y) phosphoric acid plant under development by Societe Pakistan Maroc Phosphore, a 50:50 joint venture (JV) of OCP and Pakistan's Fauji Group, due to come on stream in 2007.

The second unit is expected to serve the planned 365,000-t/y unit set to be developed by a JV of OCP and Brazil's Bunge. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in July and a final agreement is expected in October.

Tenders for the construction of the sulphuric acid plant, phosphoric acid plant, water treatment unit and associated works on the OCP/Fauji facility are expected to be issued in the coming weeks (MEED 9:9:05).

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