Infrastructure ENERGY

Setting up of petro-chemical industries using coal to manufacture fertilizers and sulphuric acid among others

In progress
Jan 2019

President gives nod to Chiredzi fertiliser plant

www.zimbabwesituation.com January 29, 2019

Work on the $750 million fertiliser plant in Chiredzi is set to start soon after President Mnangagwa approved the project that is set to add impetus to the ongoing thrust to revive the economy. The plant will convert coal extracted from the vast Mkwasine coalfields into fertiliser, with an aggregate annual production of about 520 000 tonnes. Mining of coal at the state-owned Mkwasine fields has already started, and the project will be undertaken through a joint venture between Verify Engineering, which falls under the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, and a Canadian firm Mcgor Consortium.

Sep 2018

$750m coal-to-fertiliser plant for Chiredzi

www.herald.co.zw September 06, 2018

Government has announced plans to set up a $750 million fertiliser plant at Mkwasine in Chiredzi, in a development that is expected to boost the agricultural sector and revive the economy.

The plant will be set up by Government through the Science and Technology Division in the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development at Mkwasine coal fields. Under the project, about 520 000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate will be produced at the plant annually through conversion of coal into fertiliser.