The Shell Thiogro technology will enable OCP to produce highly concentrated sulphur-enhanced fertilizers, helping end-users unlock even greater crop yields and improved soil health. The Shell Thiogro technology will be installed at OCP’s Jorf Lasfar site in Morocco, enabling the fertilizer leader to expand its portfolio by incorporating micron-sized particles of elemental sulphur into its existing ammonium phosphate, NPKs and current sulphur-enhanced products.

“This partnership with Shell will bring us one step closer to achieving our goal of offering farmers a wide selection of customized products tailored to the specific needs of their soils,” said Mustapha El Ouafi, OCP’s Managing Director. “We look forward to working with Shell as we implement the Thiogro technology which will provide OCP with a new solution to address our customers’ needs for balanced, sulphur-enhanced fertilizers.”

“We are pleased to license our Shell Thiogro technology to OCP, one of the world’s leading fertilizer producers, whose efforts continue to contribute to improved food security in Africa and across the globe,” said Michael Lumley, Vice President of Shell Sulphur Solutions. “Our team of sulphur experts have worked hard to develop a safe and efficient technology for the incorporation of elemental sulphur into fertilizers, and we have no doubt that this agreement will have a positive impact for OCP and the farmers they serve.”

The technology is expected to be installed and commissioned in 2017.

Media Enquiries:

OCP:
Abla Bennani
+ 212 5 2292 4114
a.bennani@ocpgroup.org

Shell Sulphur Solutions:

Oliver Lim
+ 65 6477 7499
o.lim@shell.com

About OCP Group

OCP is the largest phosphate producer in the world and a leading global fertilizer player, backed by almost a century’s production history. OCP has exclusive access to the largest phosphate rock reserve base in the world. It is one of the lowest cost producers of phosphate rock in the industry and has become a leading player in production and trade volumes across the phosphate value chain. OCP employs more than 20,700 people and contributes to regional development through its mining and fertilizer operations, and through its sustainability program.

For more information visit: www.ocpgroup.ma

About Shell Thiogro technologies

Shell Thiogro technologies enable fertiliser producers to safely incorporate micron-sized particles of elemental sulphur into the world’s most widely-used fertilisers, including MAP, DAP, TSP and urea. The fine elemental sulphur particle size promotes the oxidation of the sulphur within the crop season. Shell Thiogro technologies have been licensed and installed in fertiliser plants in Asia, North America and Australia. Shell Thiogro is part of Shell Sulphur Solutions, Shell’s dedicated business for managing the complete sulphur value chain.

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