Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP Group), a Moroccan state-owned phosphate rock miner, phosphoric acid manufacturer, and phosphate fertilizer producer, represented by Abdelkarim Ramzi, and Khatib El Hebil, recently launched the construction work of a wastewater treatment Plant in Kasbat Tadla, a town in Béni-Mellal Province that is located in Béni Mellal-Khénifra region, north-central Morocco.
Funded by the OCP, the Ministry of Interior, and the municipality of Tadla to the tune of US$ 18M, US$ 3.2M, and US$ 758.329 respectively, the facility whose aim is to cope with water stress in the region will be completed and put into operation in twelve months’ time.
OCP Group will ensure the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant in Kasbat Tadla.
Intended use of the water treated at the future wastewater treatment plant in Kasbat Tadla
While details of the wastewater treatment plant in Kasbat Tadla production capacity have not been disclosed, it is known that the facility will treat the wastewater that is currently discharged at Oum Er Rbia River.
The water will then be supplied through the existing industrial water pipes to OCP’s facilities in the Khouribga mining area, which has only one wastewater treatment plant that supplies the “Merah Lahrach” washing plant since 2012.
At the OCP’s facilities in the Khouribga mining area, the water will be used to clean the phosphates after extraction.
Importance of the project
The wastewater treatment plant project in Kasbat Tadla, which is a part of the “Act4community Khouribga” action launched by the OCP, will contribute to the company’s objective to participate in the cleaning of Oum Er Rbia River, and preserve conventional water resources as well as boost socio-economic, cultural, and environmental development in the project region.