Tanzania Mbolea and Petrochemical Company

Tanzania Mbolea and Petrochemical Company (TMPC), a Tanzanian company that was specifically formed to design, build and operate a fertilizer-manufacturing factory in the Mtwara Region of Tanzania, using natural gas as raw material.[2]

Tanzania Mbolea and Petrochemical Company
TypePrivate
IndustryManufacture of Fertilizer
Founded2016
HeadquartersMtwara, Tanzania
ProductsFertilizer, Ammonia, Urea
Number of employees
5,000+ (2020)[1]

When completed, the plant will be the largest fertilizer-manufacturing factory in Africa, with capacity of 3.8 million metric tonnes of product annually.[3]

LocationEdit

The factory is located on 400 hectares (988 acres) of land in Mtwara, in the Mtwara Region, in extreme southeastern Tanzania, "close to large offshore gas plants".[3] This is approximately 565 kilometres (351 mi), by road, southeast of Dar es Salaam, the commercial centre and largest city of Tanzania.[4] This is about 1,005 kilometres (624 mi), by road, southeast of Dodoma, the capital of the country.[5]

OverviewEdit

Tanzania Mbolea and Petrochemical Company, is a special purpose vehicle company (SPVC), established in 2016 to specifically design, build and operate the "Mtwara Fertilizer Factory". The consortium in TMPC includes 1. The Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) 2. Ferrostaal Industrial Projects of Germany 3. Haldor Topsoe AS of Denmark and 4. Fauji Fertiliser Company Limited of Pakistan. This SPV will own 20 percent of the factory. Other potential investors in the factory include National Social Security Fund of Tanzania and Minjingu Mines.[1]

The factory is valued at $3 billion, as of August 2017.[3] The factory is expected to employ a total of 5,000 people, during construction and manufacturing operations.[3] Construction began in 2016,[2] with commissioning expected in 2020.[3]

OwnershipEdit

Tanzania Mbolea and Petrochemical Company is owned by the following corporate entities as outlined in the table below:[2][3]

Tanzania Mbolea and Petrochemical Company Stock Ownership
Rank Name of Owner Percentage Ownership
1 Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation
25.0
2 Ferrostaal Industrial Projects of Germany
25.0
3 Haldor Topsoe AS of Denmark
25.0
4 Fauji Fertiliser Company Limited of Pakistan
25.0
Total
100.00

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Mtulya, Athuman (3 February 2015). "TSh1.7 trillion fertiliser plant mooted". The Citizen. Dar es Salaam. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Senelwa, Kennedy (17 October 2016). "Work starts on new $1.5b Mtwara fertiliser plant". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Tairo, Apolinari (29 August 2017). "Tanzania spells out pricing guidelines for fertilisers". The East African. Nairobi. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  4. ^ GFC (29 August 2017). "Distance between Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Mtwara, Mtwara Region, Tanzania". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  5. ^ GFC (29 August 2017). "Distance between Dodoma, Dodoma Region, Tanzania and Mtwara, Mtwara Region, Tanzania". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 29 August 2017.

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Coordinates: 10°19′27″S 40°12′13″E / 10.32417°S 40.20361°E / -10.32417; 40.20361