Tata Consulting Engineers has won a contract to provide project management consultancy service to Nigeria-based Dangote Group for its new $1.9 billion fertiliser plant in Edo state.
Dangote Group, the pan-African conglomerate, has signed a contract for the construction of the largest fertiliser plant in Africa with Saipem, an oil and gas contracting subsidiary of Italian oil giant Eni.
The proposed plant will have a production capacity of 2,200 tonnes per day (TPD) of ammonia and 7,700 TPD of granulated urea besides two trains with capacity of 3,850 TPD.
President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote while speaking on the partnership deal said his company was poised to put in place a fertiliser plant of global standards, which will help revolutionise agriculture in the country and Africa as a whole, adding that this objective determined his choice of renowned partners in the construction of the plant.
Tata Consulting Engineers will assist the Dangote Group with review engineering, construction management, quality management, health and safety management and the entire gamut of project management services.
''Tata Consulting Engineers Limited,'' Dangote said, ''has a track record of delivering complex projects working seamlessly with several entities. The teams from the Dangote Group and Tata Consulting Engineers Limited would work together to complete the project on schedule.''
''We are happy to partner with the Dangote Group, which is one of the most diversified groups in Africa and known for its business excellence and quality products. Tata Consulting Engineers' association with the Dangote Group is a long-standing one with several expansion projects, cement plants and power plants commissioned in the past,'' J P Haran, managing director of Tata Consulting Engineers Ltd (TCEL), said in a statement.
Lagos, Nigeria-based Dangote Group is one of the most diversified and fully integrated conglomerates in Africa with an annual group turnover in excess of N450 billion ($3billion).
The company's operations cover sectors such as cement, sugar, food and beverages (salt, pasta, beverages) and real estate with new projects underway in the oil and gas, telecommunications, fertiliser and steel sectors.
The group is focused on building local manufacturing capacity to generate employment, prevent capital flight and provide locally produced goods for the people.
Tata Consulting Engineers Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Sons Ltd, an integrated engineering consultancy solutions provider, offers engineering services from concept to commissioning in key industry segments such as power, nuclear energy, chemicals, infrastructure, industrial, mining and minerals, steel and metals and construction management.
With over 7,000 successful projects delivered to global clients, Tata Consulting Engineers has established a good presence across the Middle East, Africa and the US as well as India.