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OCP MS and Nucleom team up to boost maintenance training offering

OCP Maintenance Solutions, a maintenance and digitalisation-focused subsidiary of OCP Group, and Nucleom, a leader in advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) services and solutions, have partnered to further develop their training and certification services for markets such as mining.

Through this one-year partnership, the two companies will collaborate to meet the needs of different global markets in terms of certification and industrial maintenance, they said.

“This partnership will allow us to offer the Moroccan and, more widely, African ecosystem, services of industrial expertise and the market’s most competitive high-level certification training,” Abdenour Jbili, Managing Director of OCP MS, said.

Since its creation in 2017, OCP MS, which specialises in reliability, digitalisation, and predictive maintenance, has developed considerable knowledge and expertise in industrial maintenance, particularly in the provision of services such as advanced NDT services, business training and digitalisation services adapted for maintenance 4.0, OCP said.

Mathieu Beauchesne Ing, VP Operations at Nucleom, said: “We hope to expand our activities and open up to the African market. We naturally approached OCP MS, which represents for us a valued partner and a model in terms of adapted digitalisation services as well as professional training.”

As a leader in high-level industrial certification and advanced NDT, Nucleom trains and offers its consulting services to major industry players, including NASA, Shell, ArcelorMittal and Bombardier.

As a result of joint efforts between OCP employees and its partners, the group’s subsidiary has also established a training centre called OCP MS Academy, which provides certifications and innovative training to operators.

Fertiliser leader OCP signs up Outotec for sulphuric acid plant EPC

Outotec has signed a contract with Morocco-based OCP Group for the delivery of a sulphuric acid plant for fertiliser production.

The approximately €80 million ($90.2 million) order has been booked into Outotec’s 2019 March quarter order intake, the company said.

Outotec’s delivery includes the engineering, procurement and construction of the plant, which is based on Outotec’s sulphur burning system. The new acid plant will incorporate advanced proprietary technologies such as HEROS heat recovery system as well as a converter, absorption towers and an acid distribution system that are made of the Edmeston SX stainless steel alloy.

Outotec said: “With more than 20 acid plants and several mining sites, OCP Group is a global fertiliser producer and leader in the phosphate industry. The acid plant will be built in connection with their existing chemical complexes and support in OCP’s fertiliser production from phosphate rock from their mining processes as a raw material.”

Kalle Härkki, Head of Outotec’s Metals, Energy & Water business, said: “Outotec’s sulphuric acid technology has proven to be one of the leading technologies for decades. We are honoured that OCP has selected our design for their new plant.

“With our leading technologies providing benefits such as safety, high reliability and enhanced heat recovery we are happy to help OCP reach their sustainability targets.”