Dangote Refinery Begins Installation Of Equipment


The Dangote Oil Refining Company has commenced the installation of equipment for the 650,000 barrels-per-day crude oil refinery being built in the Lekki area of Lagos.
To this effect, the company has taken delivery of one of the major components of its refinery equipment, the Regenerator for the Residual Fluid Catalytic Cracker (RFCC).
The Head of Quality Assurance/Quality Compliance and Construction, DORC) Mr Rama Putta made this known yesterday in Lagos.
The refinery has continued to receive heavy equipment, through the Dangote jetty, located close to the refinery in the Lekki Free Trade Zone.
It would be recalled 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.
The Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) is one of the most important conversion processes used in petroleum refineries.
Putta said the sand filling of the site had been completed, adding that 60 per cent of the land was swampy.
“The refinery equipment are coming in semi-finished shape and we will finish the assembling here at the sight.
“The remaining is being manufactured in various countries, including China, India, America, South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia,’’ he said. Executive Director, Dangote Group, Mr Devakumar Edwin said the 650,000 barrels per day refinery would stimulate economic development in Nigeria. He said the refinery was designed to process a variety of light and medium grades of crude and produce extremely clean fuels that met Euro V specification.