EXCELLING IN AFRICA
The Indian family-owned Indorama Corporation based in Singapore
The Indian family-owned Indorama Corporation based in Singapore says it has in the past three years invested hundreds of millions of dollars to establish Chimique du Senegal (ICS) and become the largest producer of polyolefins in West Africa. It has also added to its Nigerian operations in the region to become the largest producer of fertilisers in Sub-Saharan Africa, company spokesperson Ramesh Soni said.
The ICS is Senegal’s largest industrial complex and also the largest producer of phosphate fertilisers in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is an integrated complex starting from the mining of rock phosphate, ore beneficiation, phosphoric acid production, and finally the end production of fertiliser. It has well-integrated logistics, including access to the railway system, its own fleet of locomotives and rail wagons and a dedicated berth at Dakar port. The company, which entered Senegal three years ago, has a complex fertiliser manufacturing unit at Mbao, 18 km from Dakar. Most of the granulated fertiliser is intended for the West African market.