Si­mon In­dia to pro­vide EPC ser­vices for Phos­phate JV

Chemical Industry Digest - - News & Views -

Un­der a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing (MOU), Si­mon In­dia will pro­vide engi­neer­ing, pro­cure­ment and con­struc­tion (EPC) ser­vices for a 200,000 t/y di­cal­cium phos­phate (DCP) plant to be built by Ecophos (Lou­vain-la-Neuve, Bel­gium) in Gu­jarat, In­dia.

The ` 550 crore ($82 mil­lion) project is a joint ven­ture be­tween Ecophos and Gu­jarat Nar­mada Val­ley Fer­til­iz­ers Co. Startup is sched­uled for 2019.

Sign­ing the MOU on be­half of Si­mon

In­dia ( New Delhi, In­dia) was CEO Rakesh Verma. Ecophos was rep­re­sented by founder and CEO Mo­hamed Takhim. Ecophos de­vel­ops tech­nol­ogy to re­cover phos­phate from un­con­ven­tional sources, in­clud­ing sewage sludge. Ac­cord­ing to Takhim, the com­pany will soon have 50% of the Euro­pean mar­ket for feed phos­phates, in­clud­ing DCP, which is added to an­i­mal feed to im­prove yields.

Sign­ing the MOU: Rakesh Verma, Mo­hamed Takhim, Maulik Ja­sub­hai ( L–R)

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