Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:15:00 GMT | By The Hindu Business Line

Tata Consulting Engineers bags Nigerian contract for fertiliser plant

TCE will assist the Dangote Group with review engineering, construction management, quality management, health and safety management and other project management services


Tata Consulting Engineers bags Nigerian contract for fertiliser plant (© Reuters)

Mumbai: Tata Consulting Engineers, a unit of Tata Sons, has been appointed as the management consultant for a $1.9-billion fertiliser plant being constructed by pan-African conglomerate Dangote Group in Nigeria. TCE will assist the Dangote Group with review engineering, construction management, quality management, health and safety management and other project management services, as per details on the Dangote website.

In a written response to Business Line, J. P. Haran, Managing Director, Tata Consulting Engineers, said the contract with Dangote is for a period of three years. However, Haran did not disclose the commercial terms of the engagement citing 'contractual agreements'.

The plant, to be erected in Nigeria’s Edo state, is set to be Africa’s largest fertiliser unit in terms of production capacity. It will be able to produce 2,200 tonnes per day (TPD) of ammonia and 7,700 TPD of granulated urea (two 3,850 TPD-capacity trains), according to a statement from the Dangote Group.

The privately held TCE is an integrated engineering consultancy solutions provider. It offers engineering services in industry segments such as power, nuclear energy, chemicals and infrastructure, among others. 
Globally, it has delivered over 7,000 projects. The company was established as Tata-Ebasco Consulting Engineering Services in 1962. Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, the $2-billion Dangote Group is a diversified conglomerate, with interests in cement, sugar, flour, salt, pasta, beverages, chemicals, oil and gas and telecommunications.

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