One of the largest industrial projects ever undertaken in Nigeria has been completed. It is?
GV Fertiliser plant
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GV Fertiliser plat (4 shots)
GV Fertiliser plant and storage tanks (3 shots)
GV Fertiliser plant (4 shots)
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Background: One of the largest industrial projects ever undertaken in Nigeria has been completed. It is a large fertiliser plant built at a cost of 15 million Nigerian dollars (more than ten million pounds sterling) and capable of producing more the 100,000 tons of fertiliser a year.
The plant is in the central Nigerian town of Kaduna and is the first of its type in tropical Africa. The complex includes a captive sulphuric acid plant capable of producing 41,000 tons of highly concentrated acid every year.
The Nigerian government supplied all the capital needed for the project but the plant was built by the Japanese firm, Hitachi Ship-building and Engineering Company.
The Japanese will provide management for the plant for several years before the Nigerians take over.
The plant is expected to operate at more than fifty per cent, or 50,000 tons of single superphosphate fertiliser in its first year of production, rising gradually to 100,000 tons at full capacity within three years.
The fertiliser will assist greatly Nigeria's aim to become independent of the fluctuating prices of imported fertiliser.
SYNOPSIS: In the central Nigerian town of Kaduna, the largest fertiliser plant in tropical Africa has just been completed. The plant cost more than ten million pounds and is expected to be able to produce one hundred thousand tons of fertiliser a year.
the plant was financed by the Nigerian government and built by the Japanese firm, Hitachi Shipbuilding and Engineering company. the object of the plant is to provide single superphosphate fertiliser to the Nigerian farmers who so far have been completely dependent on imports for the life giving supplies of superphosphate.
The large complex incorporates a sulphuric acid plant which is capable of producing more than forty thousand tons every year. Sulphuric acid is one of the main raw materials in the production of fertiliser. The Japanese firm will manage the plant for the first several years after which Nigerians will take over. The plant is expected to operate at more than fifty per cent capacity at first reaching full capacity within three years.