Dangote Installs Major Equipment For 650,000bpd Petroleum Refinery

Dangote Installs Major Equipment For 650,000bpd Petroleum Refinery


Post Views: 754 The Dangote Oil Refining Company Limited says it has taken delivery of a major component of its 650,000 barrels per day petroleum refi...

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The Dangote Oil Refining Company Limited says it has taken delivery of a major component of its 650,000 barrels per day petroleum refinery- the regenerator for the Residual Fluid Catalytic cracker.
Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) is one of the most important conversion processes used in petroleum refineries to convert the high-boiling, high-molecular weight hydrocarbon fractions of petroleum crude oils into more valuable gasoline, olefinic gases, and other products.
The crude oil refinery under construction in the Lekki area of Lagos, has continued to receive heavy equipment, through the Dangote jetty, located close to the refinery in the Lekki Free Trade Zone.
Recall that the jetty constructed by Dangote Oil Refinery received its first ship of 132 metres long, 9,755 tonnes general cargo ship, last year to deliver essential equipment for the ongoing construction.
The refinery is being designed to accommodate multiple grades of domestic and foreign crude and process these into high-quality gasoline, diesel, kerosene, and aviation fuels that meet Euro V emissions specifications, plus polypropylene.
It will include a crude distillation unit, single-train residual fluid catalytic cracking unit, diesel hydro-treating unit, continuous catalyst regeneration unit, alkylation unit, and a polypropylene unit. The refinery will also be able to adjust its production of different products to match market demands.
Head of Quality Assurance/Quality Compliance and Construction, DORC, Rama Putta, said the sand filling of the site has been completed, adding that 60% of the land was swampy.
“…The refinery equipment are coming in semi-finished shape and we will finish them off here at the sight. The remaining are being manufactured in various countries, including China, India, America, South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia.”
Executive Director, Dangote Group, Devakumar Edwin said the 650,000 barrel per day refinery would stimulate economic development in Nigeria, adding that the refinery was designed to process a variety of light and medium grades of crude and produce extremely clean fuels that meet Euro V specification.
The Dangote boss said usually, the sulphur in petroleum fuels results in vehicle exhaust emissions that have negative impact on health and environment, adding that the Dangote plant has invested in most advanced technology to produce Euro V fuel due to help Nigeria meet the European Standard of gasoline.
He said the project would provide thousands of direct and indirect jobs and add value to the Nigeria’s economic development, noting that the refinery will lead to significant skills transfer and technology acquisition opportunities in the country.

Caption: Chief Operations Officer, Dangote Oil Refinery Company, Giuseppe Surace; Chairman of Execujet Services Limited, Sam Iwuajoku; Chairman, Zenith Bank, Jim Ovia; and President/Chief Executive, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, during the arrival of refinery equipment at the Dangote Jetty in Lekki, Lagos.