Rockwell’s automation and motor control centre (MCC) technology will play a pivotal role in a significant modernisation program at the Abu Zaabal Fertilizer Chemical co (AZFC) in Egypt.

The plant upgrade also sees a major global win for CUBIC, which Rockwell Automation acquired in 2022.

The brownfield site undertakes the production of sulfuric acid 98% for phosphate fertilisers. Previously owned by the Egyptian government, it is now leveraging private investment to modernise its operations, including the deployment of modern automation solutions and low-voltage MCC technologies, all of which will be housed in 87 modules, 16M2  and 25 Bays of CUBIC enclosures.

According to Sebastien Grau, regional vice president for the Middle East, Türkiye and Africa at Rockwell Automation: “This AZFC program was supported by  KMT For Industrial Services – a local authorised distributor within the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork. This team put a great strategy in place and effectively demonstrated the added value of the CUBIC solution versus those from other vendors. The system’s highly flexible modular footprint played a large role in its acceptance too, as there is limited real estate at the plant.

Moataz Mohamed Head of Sales and Marketing at KMT adds: “We worked very closely with the engineering team at AZFC, backed by the full support of the CUBIC team. And it was this combination of people and technologies that allowed us to fulfil a key business strategy of offering complete automation and electrical solutions to the MENA region. Cubic’s design, software, and engineering support, coupled to its status within Rockwell Automation, really gives us an edge.”

The project has gained final acceptance for detailed engineering and is currently in the delivery phase.