Moroccan phosphate solution hinges on desal

A new desalination plant will reduce groundwater extraction on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. It will be powered by excess energy from fertiliser production.

Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP), Morocco’s state-owned phosphate producer, is planning to launch a request for proposals for the construction of a 200,000m³/d desalination plant in Jorf Lasfar during the first quarter of 2010.

The company is soliciting statements of qualification on a rolling basis for the EPC contract, and a number of companies have already prequalified,...

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