NotoreHistory and milestones

1981

National Fertiliser Company of Nigeria (NAFCON) was incorporated as a joint venture between the Federal Government of Nigeria -70% -and Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) -30%.

1987

Plant commenced the production of fertiliser and was subsequently officially commissioned with a design capacity of 1,500 MT/d of urea.

1996

NAFCON began to decline.

1999

NAFCON was shut down following key equipment failure.

2005

O'secul Nigeria Limited won the bid to acquire the assets of NAFCON for $152M USD in an asset purchase transaction under the privatisation programme of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Notore Chemical Industries Limited took over assets of NAFCON.

2006

Notore signed Gas Supply Contract for 20 years with Nigerian Gas Company.

2007

Notore raised a record $222M USD facility from a syndicate of Nigerian Banks.

2008

Dredging of the private jetty was completed and the first Ship arrived at the Notore Jetty.

2009

Production of Ammonia commenced in January. Production of Urea commenced in July. Notore and Taraba state signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of a rice mill. Notore and Cross River state signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of a rice mill.

2011

Notore signed Technical Advisory Service Agreement (TASA) with Tata Chemicals Limited of India.

2012

Notore signed Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan to build a new plant on the current facility premises in Onne.