Danish group announces construction of fertiliser plant in Angola
A fertiliser plant with capacity to produce 2 million tons per year will be built in the municipality of Soyo, in Angola’s Zaire province, said on Monday, in Luanda, the chairman of Danish group Haldor Topsoe.
Bjerne Clausen said after an audience with the Angolan President, João Lourenço, that the project has an estimated cost of US$2 billion and that it will take around three years to build. Once it goes into operation it will create 4,000 direct jobs and 40,000 indirect jobs.
ANGOP was informed that the technicians from the Danish group have already visited the site where the plant will be built.
The Haldor Topsoe group, which was founded in 1940, has 2,700 employees worldwide, 2,100 of which in Denmark, and it specialises in the production of fertilisers, the chemical and petrochemical industries, and in the energy sector (refineries and power plants).
The group, which has its headquarters in Lyngby, on the outskirts of Copenhagen, has factories in Denmark and Houston, Texas and offices in Bahrain, Canada, China, India, Malasia, Russia, Argentina, Japan and the United States.
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