Dangote Refinery in Lagos takes delivery of World’s largest single train crude distillation Column.
Weighing 2250 MT (excluding internal trays), it is 112.5 m long, 14m wide and 13.75m tall.It will fractionally distill 650,000 Barrels Per Day, and will go a long way to end fuel importation in Nigeria as well as boost electricity generation.
Dangote refinery is a 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) integrated refinery and petrochemical project under construction in the Lekki Free Zone near Lagos, Nigeria. It is expected to be the Africa’s biggest oil refinery and the world’s biggest single-train facility, upon completion in 2020.
Dangote Oil Refinery, a company owned by the Nigeria-based Dangote Group, is developing the project with an estimated investment of $12bn.
The Dangote refinery will process a variety of light and medium grades of crude to produce Euro-V quality clean fuels including gasoline and diesel as well as jet fuel and polypropylene.
The integrated refinery and petrochemical project is expected to generate 9,500 direct and 25,000 indirect jobs.