Dangote Fertiliser Limited has entered into a long-term agreement with Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) for the delivery of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Chevron's supply portfolio to the fertiliser plant, which is poised to start operations soon.
The contract, under the Gas Sale and Aggregation Agreement (GSAA) is part of International Oil Company (IOC)'s gas obligation to the domestic market through the Gas Aggregation Company Limited (GACN).
The signing ceremony, held at the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) office in Lagos, was executed on behalf of the parties by Group Executive Director, Strategy, Capital Projects and Portfolio Development, Dangote Industries Limited, Devakumar Edwin; Chairman/Managing Director, Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), Jeffrey Ewing; Head, Gas Monitoring and Regulation Division, DPR, Sanya Bajomo; and Managing Director/CEO, Gas Aggregation Company Nigeria Limited (GACN), Mr. Morgan Okwoche.
Dangote Fertiliser Limited, which is ready to be inaugurated before the end of this year, will produce 3 million metric tonnes per annum (mmtpa) of Urea.
The fertiliser plant consists of twin train, with each single train having a capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per annum of Urea and Ammonia, which makes each of them the largest train available in the world- hence the total capacity of the plant is 3 million tonnes per annum, and it sits on an area of 500 hectares.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Group Executive Director, Strategy, Capital Projects and Portfolio Development, DIL, Devakumar Edwin, commended the Managing Director of GACN for his role in the new business relationship between Dangote Fertiliser Limited and Chevron.
He said the company was looking forward to having a long-term relationship with Chevron Nigeria Limited as well as synergies in other upstream and wider areas of operations in the oil and gas sector.
Chairman/Managing Director, CNL, Jeffrey Ewing commended GACN, DPR for helping with the signing of the gas supply agreement. He said: "We are looking forward to working with Dangote Fertilizer and maintaining a good relationship with the company. This agreement is very important for the country and Chevron is committed to Nigeria's economic development."
Okwoche expressed delight to be part of the domestic gas agreement. "This is the beginning of fruitful relationship between Dangote Fertiliser Limited, Chevron Nigeria Limited and other parties. I am excited that this is happening during my term in office. You cannot imagine my satisfaction in having this contract signed at this time," he said.
Bajomo, said: "I am glad that GACN, Chevron and Dangote have signed this gas supply agreement. I want to say that this gas supply agreement is an issue of national interest and what happened today is going to be transmitted to the presidency. I believe everybody is going to benefit from this agreement when the fertilizer plant starts operation."