Denmark-based company Skako Vibration says Morocco’s OCP Group will purchase $3.8 million worth of its scrubbing equipment.
Rabat – The Danish Skako Vibration company concluded a deal to supply Morocco’s OCP, one of the world’s largest phosphate producers and exporters, with a “line of scrubbing equipment for a phosphate mining plant in Morocco.”
The order is worth more than $3.8 million and “includes a large drum washer and a big dewatering vibratory screen to dilute and clean phosphate slurry which is transported by pipeline from the mining site to the port of shipment,” Skako said in a statement January 21.
The Denmark-based company also provided OCP with such machines two years ago.
The managing director of SKAKO Vibration, Lionel Girieud, said the type of rotating drum washer OCP will receive “is one of the largest drums of its category in the world.”
“I am very happy that OCP has chosen to renew their cooperation with SKAKO once again. This project is included in OCP’s investment plan to increase its production.”
According to Girieud, OCP will purchase two other scrubbing lines and install them at the same mining site in upcoming years.
Skako Vibration has a “strong focus on expanding in Morocco to support our significant growth within supplying to the phosphate mining sector,” according to the statement.
Skako Vibration is one of the two divisions in the SKAKO Group, a Danish company founded in 1963..
Skako Vibration is a leading European producer of vibratory feeding, conveying, and screening equipment with main markets in the EU and North Africa. It operates in the automotive, the mining and the phosphate mining sectors and has its production facilities based in Faaborg in Denmark and Strasbourg in France.
Morocco’s OCP Group is a state-owned company which holds 75 percent of the world’s phosphate reserves. The company develops precision agriculture techniques to help farmers improve the quality and yield of their crops.