Morocco’s phosphate giant OCP Group will open a phosphate fertilizer manufacturing facility in Brazil. OCP group CEO Mostafa Terrab announced the project during the meeting which took place in Rabat, Brazil’s minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Marcos Montes. The plant will be built in São Luís, Maranhão. After the meeting, the president of OCP Fertilizantes in Brazil, Olavio Takenaka, told ANBA that it will be the company’s first phosphate plant in Brazil and that it will manufacture phosphate products from phosphate rock imported from Morocco. The project is in progress and the company already has the land, six kilometers away from the Port of Itaqui, in Maranhão. According to Takenaka, the engineering project is nearing completion for government approval. The company even plans to install a dicalcium phosphate facility for animal food production. The product is a nutritional supplement in animal food, as it contains high levels of phosphorus. OCP is a global leading producer of phosphorus and phosphates, holding 70% of the world’s phosphate reserves.
Source: Click Petróleo e Gás (*Translated by Ia Niani)