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SOFRECO worldwide

SOFRECO is a highly international company in terms of its clients, its partners, the nationalities of its experts, its headquarters staff and its presence in numerous countries.

Our clients

We have three types of clients: governments, administrations and public bodies; public and private companies; multilateral and bilateral development funding agencies.

Our teams

SOFRECO employs several hundred senior and junior experts of various nationalities, the vast majority of whom are technical specialists

Chemicals, fertilisers

Selected references
Diversification study on products manufactured by the company Industries chimiques du Fluor (2014-2015)
Performance of an opportunity study for the development of 100,000 t/year of sulphuric acid produced by Industries chimiques du Fluor (ICF). This study includes a description of potentially accessible products, an analysis of potential markets for the various target products, a description of existing and accessible technology, an estimate of capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operating expenses (OPEX), and a technical and economic analysis of the various opportunities with the development of related business plans.
Feasibility study for a sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid and MAP/DAP complex project (2014-2015)
Feasibility study for the construction of chemical platforms for the production of sulfuric acid (5,280,000 t/year), phosphoric acid (1,575,000 t/year) and MAP/DAP/NP/NPK (3,000,000 to 4,500,000 t/year).
Coordination of the study of the whole chemical complex, including an ammonia plant (1,200,000 t/year) and a TAN (300,000 t/year) / CAN plant (990,000 t/year).
Project management services (PMC) for a sulfuric acid plant and ammonium sulfate plant (2012-2014)
Project management consultant for a project involving a sulfuric acid production plant with a capacity of 400,000 MTPY combined with an electric generation capacity of 12 MW, and an ammonium sulfate production plant with a capacity of 100,000 MTPY. Supervision of the technology, design, procurement and construction works. Assistance to the client for bidding preparation and the selection of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors.
Lenders’ Engineer for the construction and monitoring of operations of the TIFERT phosphoric acid production plant (2008-2019)
Consultancy and engineering services to financing institutions for the supervision of the construction works of the TIFERT phosphoric acid production plant including a sulphuric acid production unit (capacity 1.1 Mt/year ) and electricity cogeneration (with a 24 MW turbo-alternator); a diluted phosphoric acid production unit (25% P205) with a capacity of 360 kt/year; a concentration unit with a capacity of 400 kt/year; a sea water desalination unit (500 m3/h)
European Union
Geochemical and geophysical surveying of the Ansongo region (2007-2008)
Detailed geochemical surveying (using 100 m x 200 m mesh) and geophysical surveying (VLF tilt mode and magnetic method) for 3 mining prospects (Mn, Pb, Zn, Cu, Cr, Co, Ni) in the Ansongo region.
Diagnostic study of the OTP (Office Togolais des Phosphates) in view of a private participation to OTP’s capital (2000)
The mine is an open pit mine equipped with bucket wheels, draglines, shovels and trucks (3 levels of exploitation). It has a capacity of 2MT/year.
European Union
Study on the diversification of the Tunisian chemical industry’s products (2004)
Study on the diversification of the Tunisian chemical industry’s products in synergy with existing activities and investment potential of the Tunisian Chemical Group, and promotion of the production of high added value compounds, derivative of key chemicals (phosphate and primary derivatives, ammonia, sulphuric acid, nitric acid, fluorine, others…), disposing of an interesting market, either locally or for export, and in particular in the framework of the EU-Tunisia free trade area.
European Union
Comprehensive support to the Public Enterprise Reform and Privatisation Programme (PERPP) mainly focusing on the promotion and sale of the affiliate companies of the Metallurgical Industries Holding Company (MIHC). (2001-2002)
Proposal of privatisation strategies and/or definition of prior restructuring of 12 Affiliate Companies of the Metallurgical Industries Holding Co. (MIHC) and provision of advice and support to the MIHC in implementing the privatisation of 9 affiliate companies. The sectors targeted were steel, aluminium, ferro-alloys, non-ferrous metals, metallic construction, mining, glass and refractories, railway equipment, and river transport.
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