With over 6,500 employees, John Cockerill achieved a turnover of US$1.1 billion in 2022 across 24 countries and five continents.
Providing technologies and services for a more sustainable and responsible world is at the heart of John Cockerill’s concerns.
“Our key value is being a technological and service-oriented company in many fields, such as defense, hydrogen, industry, environment, energy and services,” explains Alykhan Kassam, John Cockerill’s CEO North Africa.
“In each of these fields, we have a differentiating factor that makes us unique in the market.”
An example of this is the company’s recent innovation to make steel manufacturing more sustainable, as well as its strong partnerships with leading companies in different areas of expertise.
“Our key value is being a technological and service-oriented company in many fields, such as defense, hydrogen, industry, environment, energy and services.”
– Alykhan Kassam
“In 10 years, we went from a steel plant maintenance-oriented business to an international EPC and services for multi-technology businesses,” he says.
“Today, our projects range from large infrastructure and water projects in Ivory Coast to industrial services in nuclear power plants in France, wind farms in the North Sea, mining in Brazil or New Caledonia, and EPC projects in Morocco for energy and chemicals industries.
“When required, we also include project financing services, and therefore we offer a turnkey solution.”
John Cockerill has partnered with TAQA Morocco, a leader in private power generation.
“TAQA has a clear vision of where it wants to go in the future whether it be water or renewable energy. Based on our decade long collaboration of strong results on Morocco’s largest power plant, we are proud to be a partner of TAQA,” Kassam says.
John Cockerill, as a technology and services provider, enables the partnership to address opportunities important to TAQA in green hydrogen, water treatment and large scale services projects.
“We have a common entrepreneurial vision based on bringing added value and growth to the table and sharing risks and opportunities. This is why TAQA has been a strategic client of John Cockerill for over 10 years,” he says.
John Cockerill has also signed two strategic agreements to develop the hydrogen sector in Morocco and in the United Arab Emirates.
In Morocco, it has partnered with a leading energy company to create a joint venture offering integrated green hydrogen solutions in the country.
This collaboration will include an alkaline electrolyzer manufacturing plant, the first of its kind in Africa, which will have large-scale manufacturing capabilities and will enable the production of green hydrogen at the best price – contributing to the Moroccan and global objectives for green hydrogen and renewable energy.
From the creation of the gigafactory, John Cockerill and its partner will jointly develop a value chain dedicated to green hydrogen in Morocco, allowing at the same time the development of local expertise and jobs in this field.
“We are honored to be able to contribute to the energy transition in Morocco. We are determined to establish a local ecosystem around hydrogen technologies together,” says Raphaël Tilot, CEO John Cockerill Hydrogen.
“We are honored to be able to contribute to the energy transition in Morocco. We are determined to establish a local ecosystem around hydrogen technologies together.”
– Raphaël Tilot, CEO John Cockerill Hydrogen
These developments in the hydrogen industry will help the local large industries in the implementation of a national energy ecosystem focused on renewable energy (photovoltaic and wind). The establishment of the plant is based on John Cockerill’s extensive experience through its other plants around the world and its ability to offer high-capacity hydrogen production solutions to its customers.
In the United Arab Emirates, a strategic collaboration was recently announced between ADNOC, Strata Manufacturing and John Cockerill Hydrogen to manufacture electrolyzers for both local use and export, supporting the country’s objective to develop a local manufacturing industry.
This partnership will also strengthen the United Arab Emirates’s position in the global hydrogen market and enable the country to achieve its ambitious decarbonization objectives.
“We are delighted to collaborate with ADNOC and Strata Manufacturing to develop electrolyzer manufacturing capabilities in the UAE. This partnership will strengthen the UAE’s position in the global hydrogen market and will enable the country to achieve its ambitious decarbonization objectives,” Tilot says.