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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


Selected references
Saudi Arabia
PHOS-3 Update mining study (2017-2018)
The objective of this assignment was to update the mining study and the reserves estimate for the PHOS-3 project in line with the JORC Code (2012 edition). The mining study was based on:
- the resource estimate prepared by SOFRECO in 2015 during the PHOS-3 pre-feasibility study (SOFRECO MRE 2015);
- the modifying factors for the conversion of the mineral resources into mining reserves: dilutions and losses, processing performance, and the updated economic factors generated from the beneficiation tests.
French Guiana
Valuation of the Yaou and Dorlin gold mines (2017)
The objective of SOFRECO’s mission was to prepare a Scoping Study (in accordance with the JORC definition) for the mining of the Yaou and Dorlin deposits.
Saudi Arabia
Auditing and validating the resources and reserves statement - 2017 (2017-2018)
Independent technical support in order to audit and validate the 2017 updated JORC compliant Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE1) and Mineral Reserves Estimate (MRE2) for the Al Jalamid Phosphate deposit.
World Bank
Training sessions in the mining sector - Institutional Capacity Building Project for Government Effectiveness (2017-2018)
The objective of this project is to build the capacity of MEM agents through training sessions tailored to the identified needs. This involves analysing the training needs, developing training modules adapted to these needs and carrying out the training. The ToR also specify that recommendations must be made in terms of continuing training and curricula reform.
Saudi Arabia
Project Management Services for the Al Khabra phosphate mine (2014-2018)
Project Management Consultancy (PMC) and support for the opening of the Al Khabra phosphate mine whose production is 15 Mt ROM per year.
MWSPC comprises a phosphate mine, beneficiation plant, sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, purified phosphoric acid, sodium tri-polyphosphate (STPP) and di-calcium phosphate (DCP) plants in Umm Wu’al, northern Saudi Arabia, and ammonia, NPK and di ammonium phosphate (DAP) production plants in Ras Al Khair, in the Arabian Gulf.
Saudi Arabia
Validation and sign-off of 2017 Mineral Resources & Ore Reserves for the Al Khabra Phosphate Mine (2017-2018)
Review and sign-off of a Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves (R&R) estimate for the Al Khabra mine located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia
Mining plan for deposit B6 (2013-2014)
This assignment’s objective was to evaluate the resources of the B6 phosphate deposit and the amenability of ore in the Wa'ad Al Shammal processing plant.

The study included fieldwork (coring, sampling, logging) and analysis of the results.
Saudi Arabia
Global resource estimation in compliance with JORC Code (2012) for phosphate deposits in Northern Saudi Arabia (2013-2014)
The objective of the assignment is to provide a resource estimation in compliance with the JORC Code (2012) for:
- Area A (Jalamid) comprising 11 blocks (A1 – A11)
- Area B (Umm Wu’al) comprising 20 blocks (B1 – B20)
- Jalamid mine area and easement
- Al Khabra mine area and B6.
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