Abraaj Fertiliser Holdings BV (FMO-51155)

  • Nigeria
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Feb 27, 2017
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Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals Ltd. (Indorama)
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Jan 23, 2020

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Project Description

Through this financing we build upon our long term partnership with Indorama Group and The Abraaj Group.

Before Indorama started production, Nigeria had to import most of its fertilizer. Domestic production will help West Africa. The fertilizer industry is expected to experience long-term demand growth as increases in populations and incomes drive demand for food. Urea is the most widely used fertilizer globally and continues to grow in market share due to its high nutrient content and ease of handling and storage. Within this context, Indorama is uniquely positioned due to its execution capabilities, competitive production costs, and the strength of its management team. The company will enable Nigeria as well as the larger West African region to meet the requirements of the domestic fertilizer market, while also channeling foreign exchange into Nigeria through export of urea to South and North America.

Investment Description
Private Actors Description

Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals Ltd. (Indorama) is Sub-Saharan Africa's largest urea fertilizer manufacturer. Indorama has a 1.4 million metric tonnes per annum urea manufacturing facility based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals Ltd Client -

Contact Information

South Africa
+27 11 507 2500


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