Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited (IFC-42187)

  • Nigeria
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Nov 27, 2019
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$ 35.00 million
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Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 31, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 11, 2019

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Project Description
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IFC is considering an investment in IEFCL of up to US$35 million (“MM”) for its own account and up to US$115MM in parallel loans to be mobilized from commercial banks and other DFIs, for construction of a feed conditioning unit (“FCU”). The FCU is an add-on gas processing facility, with capacity of 160 MM standard cubic feet per day (“SCFD”). The FCU will recover carbon dioxide in the gas and shall also separate heavier byproducts. This will ensure the supply of gas having consistent composition to Line 2 and the heavier byproduct will help increase polymer production in IEPL.

The Project will essentially replicate, at a larger size, the recently completed FCU unit, located next to the IFC-supported Eleme Fertilizer I urea plant (project #30967) and used for the recovery of heavier byproducts from feedstock supplied by a gas supplier.

The first FCU, which was completed in 2018, was installed as part of the construction of Eleme Fertilizer Line I and is operating satisfactorily. The heavier byproducts produced will help in increasing polymer volume and plant reliability. This FCU processed over 23 million MMBtu of gas through September 2018.

FCU II will be located next to the existing FCU; the two units will share several facilities including the control room and flare systems. The project is expected to be started up in April 2022, about a year after expected Eleme II startup.

The Indorama manufacturing complex where the project will be located is at Eleme, about 15 kilometers northeast of Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, Nigeria ( 

Six communities are located within a 5-km radius of the project. The communities directly neighboring the project are Akpajo (12,700 inhabitants), Aleto (15,500 inhabitants), Agbonchia (18,000 inhabitants), Njuru (7,700 inhabitants), Okerewa (6,600 inhabitants), and Wakaohu family of Elelenewo (1,800 inhabitants) totaling about 62,000 inhabitants. The members of these communities are familiar with industrial installations as they are in a municipality where a number of petrochemical industries are located.

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Company: Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals Limited (IEFCL)

Point of Contact: Mr. Kendrick Oluka

Title: HOD – Community Relations & Development

Telephone Number:  +234 - 8055064248


Mailing Address: Indorama Complex, East West Expressway, Eleme  P.M.B. 5151, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria          



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