PLANTS FOR PRODUCTION OF HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE PIPES
The world polyethylene market is the largest of all polymers and accounts for more than 29% of the total polymer business. Polyethylene is used for a variety of purposes, from film and bag production to automotive parts. One of the most promising areas for the use of polyethylene’s is the production of pressure and non-pressure pipes, a push in this was given in connection with the massive and wide introduction of high-density polyethylene PE-80; PE-100 and PE-100 +.
actors including its High technology, simplicity of production and use – contribute to the widespread introduction of this product into everyday life …
The use of high-density polyethylene pipes in the development of the infrastructure of oil and gas, telecommunications, energy, water transport and even the agricultural sector can only be explained by its cost-effectiveness, durability, environmental friendliness, resistance to chemicals and other associated positive properties.
Infrastructure, especially water supply to the population, drainage and sewerage arrangement with a service life of more than 50 years is very important for public health and is one of the main reason for the wide acceptance of HDPE pipes. (Click here – presentation of polyethylene pipes).
A good rainwater drainage system extends the life of roads and urban infrastructure. Polyethylene pipes are ideal for transporting natural gas to consumers.
HDPE Pipes are also in demand for the protection of telecommunications and power cables. The use of fiber optics is widespread, but requires protection from damage, for which only high-density polyethylene pipes are used. HDPE pipes are also used to protect electrical power cables.
The presence of fittings and a wide range of methods and details for the installation of polyethylene pipes facilitates the installation of these pipes. And this is another great advantage of polyethylene pipes, where 2 km of small diameter pipes can be connected in 15 minutes! This can not be achieved with any other material.
These pipes are widely used in the development of water transport and sewer networks of cities, towns and villages.
Our business at UNIG is to produce high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes in Nigeria, which are now being mass-imported into the country in large quantities leading to foreign reserve depletion from Nigeria, instead of producing raw materials and pipes directly on site providing hundreds of jobs and contributing to the economy of the country with a high-quality stimulation for local production.
The construction of the first seven factories in the largest industrial centers and the creation of powerful trading depots in each of the 36 states of the country will maximize the demand for such products in each of the regions of Nigeria. this enhanced by the creation of a network of training centers for training specialists will make the use of polyethylene pipes affordable for everyone.
Based on the size of the market, our sales forecast for the first year will be about $ 1 million per month and annual sales of $ 12 million.
In the course of the launch of all seven enterprises, the monthly income will exceed 10 million US dollars and will reach an annual volume of 150 million US dollars.
To implement this project, UNIG Group organized a private limited company UNIG POLYMERRCONSTRUCTION СОМPANY LIMITED, established exclusively for the construction and operation of plants for the production of polyethylene pipes for the transportation of water, natural gas, sewage, drainage and protection of electrical cables and communication cables, including including fiber optic cables. (click here – The profile of the UNIG group).
UNIG POLYMERRCONSTRUCTION has a strategic partner – Ukrainian company UKRPOLYMERKONTRUCTION LLC, which is one of the leading producers of polyethylene pipes in Ukraine. (Click here – presentation of the UPK)
In addition, the official partners of UNIG POLYMERRCONSTRUCTION are the government of Osun state and Ukrainian industrial construction companies NAFTA GAS SERVICE, DAK + and PLAST-65 whch provided land in the free economic zone Omoluabi FTZ, provide construction of industrial buildings, supply production lines, create An assembly unit for laying polyethylene pipes and create training centers for the training of local specialists, respectivley.
The company’s office and factory is located in the free economic zone of Omoluabi, Osun state.
The main goal of the company is to become a market leader from the point of supply of consumers’ polyethylene pipes and to guarantee an effective profitability for its shareholders.
To achieve this goal, the company has set itself the following objectives:
– to manufacture products of world-class quality;
– to reach a market share of at least 25% within 3 years;
– To be certified according to ISO business management system.
The company, in partnership and cooperation with UKR POLYMERCONSTRUCTION LTD, will produce high-density HDPE PE-80 low-density polyethylene pipes; PE-100 and PE-100 +, by extrusion of high density polyethylene of Standard quality. These pipes are intended for use as:
– water and sewage pipes;
– drainage, melioration and irrigation;
– technical protective tubes for power electrical cables and communication cables, including fiber-optic cables;
– distribution of natural gas.
Nigeria, with a population of more than 190 million people, is the largest market on the African continent. It is only thanks to this quality that the country provides ample opportunities for the development of any economic activity, and not least the polyethylene plant, which until now is simply not available in the economy.
despite the lack of competition and expensive nature owing to intensive import logistics, import trends show a high demand for polyethylene pipes in Nigeria.
The demand for polyethylene pipes for water supply and sewerage, sewerage and drainage, as well as widespread use in the field of telecommunications and fiber optic cables, motivated the main players of the industry such as GLO mobile, AIRTEL, MTN, MAIN ONE, to invest in the massive development of fiber-optic Cables throughout Nigeria. This significantly increases the demand for polyethylene pipes, since only these pipes are used for external mechanical protection of fiber-optic cables, electric and power cables.
This trend is also evident in the oil and gas industry, where polyethylene pipes are rapidly replacing steel pipes for natural gas distribution. According to industry regulators (NNPC), “there is no better time to offer alternative cost-effective alternatives to the estimated 1.2 million tons of steel pipes consumed annually by the oil and gas industry.”
Given the huge potential of the Nigerian market in polyethylene pipes, the gap between supply and demand for this product continues to increase, in part due to the lack of local producers with existing supplies relying solely on imports.
OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT
in the short term, we envisage the construction of the first in Nigeria plant for the production of pressure polyethylene pipes, primarily intended for water supply and installation of electrical systems and telecommunications – fiber-optic communication cables.
In the medium and long term, this project provides for the construction of 7 plants (63 production lines) and 29 logistics sales centers. The geography of their location will cover the entire territory of Nigeria.
The factories themselves will be located in the 6 geopolitical zones, as well as in the metropolis of Lagos. And logistic warehouses – whilst sales and training depots will be located in the capitals of the rest of the states, where there will be no factories producing high density polyethylene pipes.
Wherever there are warehouses and factories, special equipment will be supplied for the production of plastic products and recycling of plastic waste – recycling.
The total capacity of the pipes produced is estimated at 120,000 tons of polyethylene with the creation of 3,200 jobs. The total cost of the project is about 150 million US dollars and will be implemented in a number of stages.
As a result, a concern will be established from the factories that:
– supply the optimal raw materials and dyes for the production of polyethylene pipes and fittings;
– produce pipes made of high density polyethylene PE-80, PE-100 and PE-100 +:
– supply and partly produce fitting and connecting parts, couplings and adapters;
– train staff in welding work, foremen, designers;
– supply, produce and repair welding machines for polyethylene pipes;
– perform construction and installation work on the underground laying of polyethylene pipes;
– perform work on excavating trenches and trenchless laying with the help of vibro stackers and horizontal directional drilling (HDD);
– Deliver these product to any point in Nigeria with specially equipped transport;
– have trading warehouses and all necessary assortment of production in each state of Nigeria.
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All these factors together make the establishment of factories for the manufacture of polyethylene pipes an extremely demanded, a necessary and profitable business.