WHAT WE DO
Jorf Lasfar Phosphate Pipeline, Morocco
Tekfen and OCP
Between Khouribga and Jorf Lasfar, Morocco
Process & Detailed design, construction assistance, commissioning assistance.
Paterson & Cooke completed the detailed design, engineering and commissioning support of the 186 km long phosphate ore pipeline from Khouribga Mine to Jorf Lasfar and the feeder pipeline systems from the process plants to the pump head station. The head station receives ore of different grades from the feeder stations and pumps the ore in separate batches via the main DN 900 diameter pipeline to the terminal that delivers different grades of ore to dedicated storage tanks. A choke station at the terminal ensures that the system remains fully pressurised flow at all times to prevent slack flow.
Commissioned in 2014, the system transports 38 MTA of phosphate ore and is the highest capacity ore slurry pipeline in the world, providing a significant proportion of global phosphate demand.
KEY PROJECT DATA
Main and feeder pipelines totalling 235 km