FLSmidth Wins 1st Operation & Maintenance Contract in Morocco
FLSmidth has won a five-year contract from Moroccan Phosphates Office (OCP) to operate port equipment for handling phosphate, fertilizers, and sulphur.
The port is located in Jorf Lasfar, El Jadida, 100 km south of Casablanca. The contract marks FLSmidth’s first Operation & Maintenance contract in Morocco, the Copenhagen-headquartered company said in a press release.
FLSmidth was awarded this contract as part of OCP’s ‘ecosystem’ initiative to benefit the local economy by bringing external know-how and hiring local workforce. FLSmidth was selected as partner due to their extensive know-how and commitment to source locally, the press release said.
“We are extremely proud to be awarded this contract. It marks the culmination of a long-standing partnership between OCP and FLSmidth and is an important step in materials handling equipment operations in Morocco. We will deliver productivity enhancement to OCP by operating and maintaining the equipment we have supplied ourselves,” said Claus Christian Torbol, Senior Vice President, FLSmidth Operation & Maintenance.
FLSmidth is a leading supplier of equipment and services to the global cement and minerals industries. FLSmidth supplies everything from single machinery to complete cement plants and minerals processing facilities including services before, during and after the construction.
Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, and with offices in more than 50 countries, FLSmidth delivers engineering, equipment and service solutions to customers worldwide.
Productivity, sustainability, and quality are focus areas for FLSmidth and its 12,000 employees. FLSmidth invests heavily in developing new solutions to meet the important future energy and emissions challenges of its customers.
The Company’s in-house resources are primarily engineers who develop, plan, design, install and service equipment, with most of the manufacturing being outsourced to sub-suppliers
FLSmidth’s revenue stood at € 2,443bn in 2016 and 99 pc of that is from business outside of Denmark.