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ESL Export Expands Operations In Africa

Posted on 24/09/2012 at 9:50 AM in News

ESL Export Ltd is pleased to announce it has  been awarded  the external envelope contract to design, supply and install in excess of 74000M2 of Kingspan insulated roof and wall cladding systems, over 7 buildings which will form a new production facility for Integrated Medical Industries Ltd in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Following many years of successful trading in Nigeria this prestigeous scheme will substantially increase the companies profile, operations and presence in the region.

The £138 million syringe manufacturing facility will be built in Port Harcourt in Nigeria, as part of the River State Government’s drive to significantly reduce the spread of HIV, Aids and other infectious diseases.

The 500,000 sq ft complex will be the first phase in an extensive development planned on site. It will be built, owned and managed by Integrated Medical Industries (IMI Limited) – a special purpose vehicle that has been pre-qualified, accredited and certified by The World Health Organisation (WHO).  It is the first company in Nigeria and the whole of the west/central African region to receive the highest international quality and safety standard – one of only 16 in the world.

Each year, the process engineering, manufacturing and distribution plant will produce one billion auto-disabled syringes, one billion hypodermic needles, 120 million infusion sets and 90 million infusion solutions.

The facility will employ 2,500 people and will include syringe and water processing plants, together with an energy centre, staff quarters, carton factory and medical store. The project will commence on site in January 2013, with completion forecasted for April 2014.