FLSmidth is nearing completion of the mobilization of the Jorf Lasfar site in Morocco. As part of an expansion strategy, Morocco’s state-controlled phosphates company, Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP), has implemented a significant investment program which includes a EUR 90 million contract with FLSmidth to supply equipment for a fertiliser, phosphate and sulfur terminal at Jorf Lasfar port.
This order included two sulphur shiploaders, each with a capacity of 2,000 tonnes per hour; two fertiliser shiploaders with a capacity of 2,000 tonnes per hour each; two sulphur screw unloaders with an hourly capacity of 2,300 tonnes each; and two sulphur grab unloaders, each with a capacity of 1,500 tonnes per hour. FLSmidth also provided auxiliary installations such as two complete, fully furnished substation buildings, a fire fighting system and dust suppression equipment.
Upon formally signing the contract on June 16, 2011, a multi-cultural task force was created in Wadgassen, one of FLSmidth’s key locations, to complete the engineering for this project. Sub-contractors in Slovenia and Morocco will also be used.
While all the main tasks of engineering are nearly complete, the procurement and fabrication are now moving ahead at full speed using world-wide sourcing. Strategic partners in Morocco are working to complete the electrical scope, the structural steel fabrication and the complete mechanical erection. There are approximately 6,500 tonnes to fabricate over a period of 15 months and around 10,000 tonnes to erect at the Moroccan harbor during a similar time frame.
Early in 2011, construction of some civil works began at the site, specifically some of the sub-station buildings. The mobilization and set-up of the camp facilities began at the same time. Currently, we have a team of FLSmidth personnel in Morocco, half of whom are managing the fabrication activities from our Moroccan partner. The other part of this team is located on-site, supporting the site works and interfacing with the final client OCP and their American-Moroccan consultant JESA.
An important milestone in this project was recently reached with the finalization of the camp installation. FLSmidth is proud to be a part of this exciting project.