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Angola is looking for self-sufficiency in nitrogen fertilizer by 2027

Luanda, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Angola aims to achieve self-sufficiency in nitrogen fertilizer (urea) from the second quarter of 2027, when a factory currently under construction in the municipality of Soyo, Zaire province, comes into operation.

The plant will produce 1,300,000 tons per year, which should generate a surplus that can be exported after covering the country’s demand of some 300,000 tons.

According to the Angolan Press Agency, the work at the factory will generate 4,700 direct and indirect jobs. It will be fully operational in the second quarter of 2027, with its auxiliary infrastructures, such as electricity, water, and gas, and logistical support.

In this sense, the connections for the supply of natural gas, indispensable for the production of urea, stand out, as well as the construction of a conveyor belt of about eight kilometers that will connect the plant with the commercial port of Soyo, for the delivery of the final product to the ships, the source said.

Urea is derived from ammonia obtained from the chemical transformation of natural gas and is the most consumed fertilizer in the world.

This is essential for Angola to increase agricultural production and diversify the economy and exportable items.