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$1.9bn fertiliser plant: Dangote group signs consultancy deal with TATA

By The Citizen
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Dangote Group has appointed TATA Consulting Engineering as its management consultants for its $1.9 billion fertiliser plant in Edo State.

The appointment of TATA 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 that his company was poised to putting a place a global standard fertiliser plant which would 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 7,700 MTPD of granulated urea (two 3,850 MTPD-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.

'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,' Dangote said.

He explained that TATA Consulting Engineers Limited, an integrated engineering solutions consultant would 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, had 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.

The Managing Director of TATA Consulting Engineers, J P Haran, expressed delight at the partnership deal between his company and the Dangote Group pointing out that the contractual agreement would offer his organisation an opportunity to provide the world-class services that TATA was known for globally.

He described Dangote Group as one of the most diversified groups in Africa and known for its business excellence and quality products.

'TATA Consulting Engineers' association with the Dangote Group is a long-standing one with several expansion projects, cement plants and power plants commissioned in the past.

'Our relationship with the Dangote Group is built on a strong foundation of mutual trust and we will ensure that we meet the Dangote Group's expectations in delivery excellence and on time project completion,' Haran said.