Nigeria – Indorama Fertilizer Project II - Additional Loan (AFDB-P-NG-BG0-003)

  • Nigeria
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  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Dec 18, 2019
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Eleme Fertiliser and Chemicals Limited (IFL)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 15.80 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported U.A 21,952,129.72
Converted using 2019-12-18 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Jun 14, 2020

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Project Description
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This intervention relates to the Additional Loan of the Indorama Fertilizer Project II. Indorama Eleme Fertiliser and Chemicals Limited (IFL) is a registered legal entity in Nigeria and the owner of a world scale, lead technology urea fertilizer plant. The plant which began operation in May 2016 is located on Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Limited (IPL) site in Port Harcourt, River State and produces 1.4 million MTPA of urea fertilizer. The project consists of the expansion of IFL's existing fertilizer complex in Port Harcourt, Nigeria from 1.4 to 2.8 million TPA by adding a new and identical train to the existing fertilizer plant. The new fertilizer plant (Line II) will consist of (i) Ammonia unit with a single train of 2,300 metric tons per day (MTPD); (ii) Urea unit with a single train of 4,000 MTPD granular urea; (iii) Urea granulation unit with a single train of 4,000 MTPD design capacity; (iv) Additional small urea granulation unit of 800 MTPD design capacity and (v) Inside boundary infrastructure, utilities and storage facilities. The African Development Bank participate to this additional loan as a senior lender with a long-term loan of up to USD 30m. This will represent less than 33% of the total project cost of USD 185m.

The main objective of the project is the construction and operation of a Greenfield 1.42 MTPA ammonia/urea fertilizer plant to be located in Port Harcourt, River State, Nigeria.

The project will benefit Nigerian farmers through increased availability of world class fertilizer at prices close to international markets (domestic premium is expected to decrease to USD 25 per ton over the project life compared to current levels of USD 85 per ton). The additional loan will help to create additional 1000 full-time jobs and 10 part-time jobs during the construction phase, which corresponds to 1006 full-time equivalent jobs (of which 75% are for locals). An additional 25 full-time jobs (of which 60% are for locals) are expected during the operation phase.

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