Prayon Technologies

First Phosphate Engages with Prayon, Global Leader in Purified Phosphoric Acid Production and Technology

Headquartered in Belgium, Prayon is a world-leading phosphate research, development and production company. Prayon has 1,400 employees and over 140 years of business experience. The Prayon Group has production sites in Belgium, France, Switzerland and the United States, research and development sites in Belgium and a testing and validation facility in Bulgaria (Technophos). OCP and Wallonie Entreprendre (WE) are Prayon’s two shareholders.

WE is a public sector private-equity group that aims to accelerate the growth and transformation of Walloon businesses for the benefit of economic development and employment in Wallonia, Belgium.

OCP is the Moroccan state-owned phosphate rock miner, phosphoric acid manufacturer and fertilizer producer. OCP operations span five continents throughout the value chain, from mining and manufacturing to education and community development.

Central-Prayon Process (CPP)

The Central-Prayon Process (CPP) is used at Prayon’s central production site in Engis, Belgium and has been in operation for more than 40 years. It is a model of circular economy in the phosphoric acid world as more than 90% of its co-product phosphogypsum is reused in the cement or plaster industry. Details on the CPP process can be found at:

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