Indo Maroc Phosphore SA (IMACID)
Phosphoric Acid is an important raw material in the manufacture of Phosphatic fertilisers. This vital ingredient is in short supply in India. With the country being the largest importer of Phosphoric Acid, there was a clear need to secure captive sources of this chemical.
An opportunity presented itself far away in Morocco. A joint venture, Indo Maroc Phosphore SA (IMACID), was setup in 1997 between Chambal Fertilisers and Chemical Limited and Office Cherifien Des Phosphates (OCP), Morocco, one of the world largest suppliers of Phosphate Rock and its derivatives. The outlay was staggering US$ 205 million, at that time one of the largest ever overseas private investment by an Indian Company. Commercial production began in November 1999. In 2005, Chambal and OCP diluted their shareholdings by 16.66% of each in favor of Tata Chemicals Limited.
Initially, IMACID produced 3300 MTPD of Sulphuric acid, making it the largest single stream plant using Monsanto Environ Chem, USA Double Contact Double Absorption Technology Process and produced 1000 MTPD of merchant grade Phosphoric Acid based on Dihydrate Mark IV Process of Prayon Rupel Technologies, Belgium. After debottlenecking in 2006, the production of Sulphuric Acid has gone up to 3800 MTPD and Phosphoric Acid to 1400 MTPD.
Located at the port of Jorf Lasfar, IMACID factory is utilizing the mega infrastructure provided by OCP like a railhead for Rock phosphate and a modern port facility for liquid Sulphur and Phosphoric Acid. Further, IMACID has constructed a power plant of 27 MW Steam Turbo Generator, Water Treatment and Instrument Air system, Storage Tanks and Sea water pumping station to meet its requirements.
Registered OfficeIndo Maroc Phosphore SA (IMACID)
B.P.118, El Jadida, Jorf Lasfar-24000
Fax: +212-23345105/ 23345263