Agreement signed for development of US$1.4 billion fertilizer plant in Nigeria

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Agreement signed for development of US$1.4 billion fertilizer plant in Nigeria

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), OCP and key operators in the oil and gas value chain have executed five crucial agreements at the Mohamed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) in Benguerir, Morocco.

The agreements are designed to create a clear path for the second phase of the Presidential Fertiliser Initiate as well as the creation and operationalisation of a Multipurpose Industrial Platform (MPI) in Nigeria.

The parties to the agreement included the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board (NCDMB), GACN (Gas Aggregation Company Nigeria Limited), Akwa Ibom State Government, the Fertilizer Producers & Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN) and Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN).

Principally, five agreement were executed as follows:

  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), OCP Africa and the Fertilizer Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN) to commit to the second phase of the Nigerian Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI II).
  • A Shareholders Agreement (SHA) between the NSIA and OCP Africa for the creation of the Joint Venture Company (JVC) which will oversee the development of an industrial platform that will produce ammonia and fertilizers in Nigeria.
  • A MOU between NSIA, OCP Africa and the Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria on land acquisition, administrative facilitation, and common agricultural development projects in the Akwa Ibom State.
  • A MOU between NSIA, OCP Africa, and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), to evaluate the opportunity of an equity investment by the NNPC in the JVC and for its support on gas.
  • A Framework Agreement between NSIA, OCP Africa, Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN), the NNPC and the Gas Aggregation Company Nigeria (GACN) on gas supply for the MPI.

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