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In its determination to ensure that its on-going $1.9 billion fertiliser plant in Edo State is of world class standard, the Dangote Group has appointed TATA Consulting Engineering as its management consultants for the project.

The appointment of TATA, a statement issued by Dangote Group yesterday said, 'came after the Pan-African Conglomerate signed the contract for the construction of the largest fertiliser plant in Africa with Saipem.'

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, while speaking on the partnership deal said his company was poised to putting in place a global standard fertiliser plant which will help revolutionise agriculture in the country and Africa as a whole, adding that this informed his choice of renowned partners in the construction of the plant.

According to him the plant with a production capacity of 2,200 metric tons per day (mtpd) of Ammonia and 7,700mtpd of granulated Urea (two 3,850mtpd-capacity trains), will be the largest fertiliser plant in Nigeria, Africa. 'Our ultimate goal is to build a world-class plant that meets the highest global standards,' Dangote stated.

Said he; 'We trust TATA Consulting Engineers with this project as we believe they have capabilities to handle such a large scale project with multiple dimensions, our ultimate goal is to build a world-class plant that meets the highest global standards.' He explained that TATA Consulting Engineers Limited, an integrated engineering solutions consultant, will assist the Dangote Group with review engineering, construction management, quality management, health and safety management and the entire gamut of project management services. TATA Consulting Engineers, Dangote said, has a track record of delivering complex projects working seamlessly with several entities, stating that the teams from the Dangote Group and TATA Consulting Engineers would work together to complete the project on schedule.

In his remark, the managing director of TATA Consulting Engineers Limited Mr J.P. Haran expressed delight at the partnership deal between his company and the Dangote Group.