Canada’s SNC-Lavalin to train Morocco OCP phosphate workers

19 March 2013 17:28  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS)--SNC-Lavalin has won a contract to train the workers of Morocco’s phosphate fertilizer group OCP, the Montreal-based petrochemicals and energy engineering major said on Tuesday.

SNC said that as part of the deal it would provide OCP with a company-wide training programme covering all operations and maintenance – including mining, concentration, washing, sulphuric acid, phosphoric acid, fertilizer production and utilities.

The training programme will be delivered in four large new training centres currently being built by OCP, SNC said.

OCP - the world’s largest exporter of phosphates - has large mines, process plants and shipping ports throughout Morocco. It employs about 19,000 workers.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

In related industry news, US-based fertilizer firm Mosaic said on Tuesday it plans to develop a big greenfield phosphate project in northern Saudi Arabia.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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