Acting president Yemi Osinbajo, will launch a world-class fertilizer plant on Thursday in Rivers State. The new plant built by Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited, was designed with production capacity for 1.5 million Metric Tons of Urea fertilizer and considered the world’s largest single-train Urea plant.
The main plant, measuring approximately 40 hectares, will be located within the perimeter of Indorama’s existing petrochemical site in Port Harcourt.
The Gas Pipeline for the fertilizer plant is being constructed by IEFCL within an existing 15 meter wide Right of Way (“ROW”). The new Port Terminal (Jetty) will be built at Onne Port on a plot of land measuring approximate 6 hectares.
The Port Terminal will comprise of a 320 m long Quay / Jetty along with terminal infrastructure including all material handling facilities necessary for urea and a urea storage facility with a capacity of 45,000 MT. The transfer of urea from the fertilizer plant will be by road via an existing road network.
Indorama has supplied about 250,000 metric tons of granular Urea fertilizer to farmers nationwide since June 2016 when it commenced production.
The Plant has a production capacity of 4000 metric tons (MT) of nitrogenous fertilizer per day or 1.5 MT per annum and was built with an investment of USD 1.5 billion.
The plant will bring about a green revolution in the agriculture sector not only in Nigeria but also in other parts of Africa and beyond, in line with the economic diversification of the Buhari administration.
Besides making fertilizer available to farmers nationwide at affordable cost, the plant will also boost crop yield for farmers and help in minimizing the food grain deficit in Nigeria.