Toyo to construct Indorama urea plant in Port Harcourt, Nigeria


Toyo Engineering and its consortium partner Daewoo Nigeria have received a letter of award from Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals to construct single train urea plant in Port Harcourt in River State, Nigeria.

"The proposed facility will be located at Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals' (IEPL) existing petrochemicals complex in Nigeria."

The scope of the contract includes development of basic design, detailed engineering, procurement and commissioning services as well as a grant of license.

The proposed facility will be located at Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals' (IEPL) existing petrochemicals complex in Nigeria.

The urea plant will manufacture 2,300tpd of ammonia and 4,000tpd of granulated urea by using natural gas feedstock licensing technology supplied by KBR and Toyo.

Toyo's urea synthesis (ACES21) and granulation technologies have been implemented at several plants globally and are known for their lower energy consumption, according to Toyo.

In addition to the Nigerian plant, Toyo has also received contracts to build fertiliser plants in Venezuela and Indonesia.

The plant, which forms the first contract for Toyo in Nigeria, is scheduled to go on stream by the last quarter of 2015.

In 2006 the Indorama Corporation acquired Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals as part of the privatisation programme of the Nigerian federal government.