Dangote Fertiliser Factory Has capacity of 3M Tonnes…
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria paid a visit to Lagos on Tuesday to open the Dangote fertilizer facility, which is said to be one of the world’s largest fertilizer factories.
Dangote fertiliser factory has a capacity of producing 3 million tonnes of urea and ammonia per year, and it cost $2.5 billion to build.
The plant’s opening occurred at a critical time for the world, which is grappling with supply shortages and unprecedented inflationary pressures. Fertilizer costs, in particular, have risen to new highs, raising worries of worldwide famine and the highest degree of food poverty since World War II.
Nigeria is also a big fertilizer importer. In 2020, the African behemoth imported fertilizers worth $261.69 million, a situation exacerbated by the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Nigeria relies largely on imported fertilizers to cover 80 percent of its national needs, according to the Africa Development Bank.
Because fertilizer plays such an important role in the food supply chain, it’s important to spotlight some of the country’s fertilizer factories.
Other Notable Fertiliser Plants In Nigeria;
Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals
The factory was completed in 2016 and is located in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. It can produce 2300 tons of ammonia per day and 4000 tons of granular urea per day, making it the world’s largest single-train urea plant.
Edo State Fertilizer Plant is located in the state of Edo. The Lucky Igbinedion administration built the factory almost 18 years ago, however it was abandoned until 2017.
Notore Fertilizer Plant
Notore, originally known as the Nigerian Fertilizer Company (NAFCON), is a vertically integrated agro-allied and chemicals company based in Onne, Rivers State. The corporation is in the business of producing and selling fertilizer.
The recent supply shortage in global fertilizer prices, which has seen the price of fertilizer rise to an all-time high, is a source of concern for Nigeria, given that we rely largely on fertilizer imports.
Nigeria, on the other hand, may be on the verge of becoming self-sufficient in fertilizer production and delivery as more fertilizer facilities are commissioned across the country. It’s also worth noting that plans have been made to construct additional fertilizer factories across the country.