2016 Fall Winter Issue

Fertilizer giant OCP integrates growth with environmental, social stewardship

How do you manage major expansion while supporting natural and human resources? For the Moroccan company OCP Group, the question has become a guiding principle in all its business activities. In the port city of Jorf Lasfar, the site of a large-scale expansion project involving the development of 10 integrated fertilizer units, OCP prioritizes a strategy that combines increased production with careful preservation and social development. With almost a century of expertise, OCP Group is the world leader in the phosphates market and phosphate derivatives. According to the U.S. Geological Survey of January 2016, 73 percent of the world’s reserves of phosphate are in Morocco. By 2025, the company plans to invest about $21 billion USD in its phosphate operations, with a large portion allotted to the Jorf Lasfar plants. Each of the 10 units will be capable of producing 1 million tons of fertilizer per year.

Features & Guest Columns

  • Pressure in acid market ahead of 2017
  • Selecting the correct converter design
  • New advancements in spray technology for sulfur guns
  • Economic abatement of high strength SO2 off-gas from smelter
  • PotashCorp, Agrium announce proposed merger
  • WESPs prove value in acid plants and beyond
  • Weir Minerals Lewis Pumps celebrates 125 years of specialist manufacturing
  • Dundee’s world-class acid plant demonstrates the latest in sustainable technology
  • Finding the root cause of acid carryover
  • Central Florida AIChE hosts 40th International Phosphate Fertilizer & Sulfuric Acid Technology Conference
  • Acid community connects, shares at Australia conference
  • In Memory of Eugene “Skippy” Waters Jr.
  • Solving corrosion challenges with IPS PTFE chemical injection control valves

Also included in this issue …

  • CB&I announces alkylation technology award in Indonesia
  • Outotec to revamp South American acid plant and provide technology contract for Egyptian facility
  • Veolia takes over Chemours’ Sulfur Product assets, strengthening oil/gas industrial waste treatment services
  • Handover of plant in Turkmenistan: 69th sulfuric acid plant completed
  • Valmet to supply sulfuric acid plant to the Metsä Group in Äänekoski, Finland