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Dangote sets to commission fertilizer plant

Friday, 17 July 2020

The Chief Operating Officer of Saipem Spa, Maurizio Coratella, has said that Dangote fertilizer plant located in Lekki, Lagos will be ready for commissioning very soon.

According to him the fertilizer plant, now under construction will start production next year. Saipem the company handling the construction work at the site noted that a test run has been carried out. Saipem is said to have envisage earlier commissioning but this was hampered because of the pandemic and the lockdown that followed.

The fertilizer plant has a name-plate capacity of 3 million tons a year of urea and ammonia, making it the world’s biggest. It is in the vicinity of a 650,000 barrels a day Dangote oil refinery also under construction.
“Test runs started at the plant in March, though hampered by the disruptions that came with the coronavirus pandemic” said Coratella,

“We are picking up now that things are looking more stable and are currently very well advanced. We are in the commissioning stage of the first train; for the second, we will have that commissioning in six to several months* he said.
Dangote Group is said to be making special arrangements, including setting up dedicated flights for vendors and suppliers to enable it meet the completion deadline.

Part of the logistics for the plant is the planned coastal expressway expected to come from the South South region to Lagos.
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