The management of Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC) says the company has met all the international parameters for the production of aviation fuel.
The Managing Director of PHRC, Dr Bafred Enjugu, disclosed this in a presentation to the Group Managing Director (GMD), of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, during an official tour of the 210,000 barrels per day refining facility.
According to the PHRC boss, the company is now set to commence full production of the Aviation Turbine Kerosene, popularly known as Aviation Fuel or Jet A1.
He said: “the good news from our stand point is that we have scored 24 out of 24 parameters for the production of aviation fuel”, attributing the feat to the unrelenting spirit of workers.
He explained that the refinery had successful blended ATK and was only waiting for appropriate conditions to begin full-scale production of the product in response to demands of the aviation sector.
The GMD who was delighted at the success story assured that the corporation would do every thing possible to ensure it commenced production profitably and effectively to meet local demand for petroleum products.
He described PHRC as the nation’s flagship refining company and stressed that NNPC would do allthat is needed to ensure that the two plants in the refinery are running at all scale.
Baru, during a working visit to the corporation’s strategic business units, the Nigerian Gas Processing Transportation Company, Nigeria Gas Marketing Company and the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company in Warri, Delta State promised to complete all on-going gas infrastructure projects.
The aim, according to him, is to meet the local demand and boost the national economy, and emphasized that the strategic units were particularly vital in the drive to provide gas for power generation and to industries to power the nations economic growth.