JESA ANNOUNCES THE SIGNATURE OF A PMC ROLE CONTRACT WITH SNIM FOR THE FOLLOW-UP OF THE REHABILITATION AND MODERNIZATION OF THE GUELB 1 PLANT IN ZOUERATE.
· SNIM, Mauritania’s National Industrial and Mineral Engineering Company, awarded JESA the technical assistance for the supervision of the rehabilitation and modernization works of the Guelb 1 plant in Zouerate.
· This project is JESA and SNIM’s first building block and contribution for a radiant industrial future of the region.
June 22, 2021 - Casablanca, JESA announced today the signature with SNIM for PMC (Project Management Consultancy) role of the rehabilitation and modernization of their Guelb 1 plant.
As part of this two-year contract, starting from selection of EPC contractors, JESA will ensure the following project management and support missions: Supporting SNIM on Contractors bid evaluation, technical review of detail engineering as well as construction and commissioning of the project.
SNIM's mining activity started in 1961, when the company began the operation of the naturally rich deposits in the Tiris Zemmour region. In addition to these rich ore deposits, the region contains significant reserves of magnetite (with a low iron content of 34 to 37%) in the Guelb Rhien area. In order to develop these huge reserves, SNIM started in 1984 a dry beneficiation plant (Usine Guelb 1) with a capacity of 5 million tons per year. In 2015, a second semi-wet enrichment plant (Usine Guelb 2), with a capacity of 4 million tons per year, was commissioned on the same site. The process of the Guelb 2 plant is based on HPGR technology instead of the Aerofall mills of the Guelb 1 plant. After more than 30 years of exploitation, the SNIM has identified the need to rehabilitate and modernize the Guelb 1 plant.
The “Société Nationale d’ingénierie Industrielle et Minérale”, SNIM is a well known mining operator in the region. It is a company which has been producing and trading iron ore deposits located in the vicinity of the town of Zouerate (Tiris Zemmour region in the north of Mauritania) for over fifty years.
Created in 2010, and with more than 1600 employees, JESA is a world-class solutions provider with an African DNA, is the largest engineering group in Morocco and one of the leaders in Africa. JESA is a joint venture between two world leaders, the OCP Group, a world leader in phosphates and derivatives, and the Australian Worley Group, one of the world's largest providers of technical, professional and construction services. Specializing in engineering, urban planning, project management and consultancy, JESA offers a complete range of services, covering all phases of projects from feasibility studies to construction management and assistance with commissioning or maintenance. Headquartered in Casablanca, Morocco, JESA has offices in Rabat, Abidjan, Dakar, Addis Ababa, Lakeland (USA), and Cotonou. The group is also active in Côte d'Ivoire, Benin, Guinea, Ethiopia, and Rwanda and operates in various fields, including phosphate, mining and minerals, chemicals, transportation, infrastructure, water and environment, energy, and buildings.
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