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NNPCL will deliver 300,000 bpd, as Dangote Refinery starts operation

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.MAN felicitates with Dangote Group on project

 

 

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPCL, is ready to  deliver 300,000 barrels of crude oil per day, the Corporation’s Group Chief Executive officer, GCEO, Mallam Mele Kyari, has said.

 

He said this yesterday, in Yenogoa, Bayelsa State, at the opening of the fourth edition of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Opportunity Fair (NOGOF) 2023.

 

According to him, NNPCL has a stake in the refinery since it would leverage on it in order to deliver value to the country by making products available and enhancing in-country refining capacity.

 

Kyari said that Beside  enormous energy is being exerted to recover local crude oil production and help the country to retain its leadership position in the continent, noting that Nigeria attained about 1.67 million daily production.

 

He also said efforts are being directed to increasing gas production and also deepening local consumption through various gas commercialization programmes.

 

News Mirror reports that as the Dangote refinery gets ready for commissioning, it has been estimated that the 650,000 barrels per day plant would yield about 21 billion dollars yearly for Nigeria.

 

According to a fact sheet on Dangote refinery released on Wednesday in Lagos, the plant is the world’s largest single-train 650,000 barrels per day petroleum refinery with 900 KTPA polypropylene plant.

 

The fact sheet drawn by the company, said: “The Dangote refinery plant is a legacy project that will see Nigeria netting 21 billion dollars per annum”.

 

The refinery built by billionaire industrialist Aliko Dangote, the refinery is located in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, covering a land area of approximately 2,635 hectares (seven times the size of Victoria Island.)

 

The refinery is billed for commissioning by President Mohammadu Buhari on May 22.

 

The facts revealed that Dangote refinery can meet 100 per cent of the Nigerian requirement of all refined products.

 

The products concludes (Gasoline, 53 million litres per day; Diesel, 34 litres per day; Kerosene, 10 million litres per day and Aviation Jet, 2 million litres per day) and also have surplus of each of these products for export.

 

Besides, the refinery is laced with 435 Mega Watts (MW) power plant, which is said to have capacity to meet the total power requirement of five states.

 

The facility has 177 tanks of 4.742 billion litre capacity, while the temporary housing units on the premises can house 33,000 persons.

 

The plant is designed for 100% Nigerian crude with flexibility to process other crudes, the fact sheet revealed that diesel and gasoline products from the refinery will conform to Euro V specifications.

 

For easy off-take of products, the plant is constructed with two quays with a load bearing capacity of 25 tonnes/ sq meter to bring Over Dimensional Cargoes close to the site directly.

 

It constructed two more quays in the port with a capacity to handle up to Panamax vessels to export the fertiliser and the petrochemicals and two quays to handle liquid cargoes.

 

The port will thus have six quays, including a Roll-on/Roll-off quay.

 

The Dangote is one of the few companies in the world executing a Petroleum Refinery and a Petrochemical complex directly as an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) Contractor.

 

Globally, apart from three companies, no individual owner has done the complete EPC Contract for a Petroleum Refinery.

 

The company is training of 900 young engineers in refinery operations outside the country, while another six mechanical engineers were trained in the GE University in Italy.

 

Also, 50 process engineers have been trained by Honeywell/UOP for six months; and 50 management trainees.

 

Meanwhile, the NOGOF 2023 will explore emerging opportunities in the oil and gas industry, linkage sectors as well as the entire African continent, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote said on Thursday.

 

He explained that NOGOF was conceptualized in 2016 as part of the Board’s strategies to develop the oil and gas industry and provide a platform to showcase the various opportunities available in the oil and gas industry and foster necessary partnerships in the sector.

in another development, The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria has felicitated with the President and Management of Dangote group on the completion and commissioning of its Petroleum Refinery located in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.
The refinery which is situated on land spanning approximately 2,635 hectares is the world’s largest single train 650,000 barrels per day petroleum refinery with a 9000 KTPA Polypropylene Plant ever built.
In a statement made available to Daily Champion and signed by its Director General, Segun Ajayi- Kadri, MAN said it is gratifying to note that the refinery can meet 100 per cent of Nigeria’s requirement for all refined products (Gasoline, 57 million litres per day; Diesel, 27 million litres per day; Kerosene, 11 million litres per day and Aviation Jet, 9 million litres per day) and also have a surplus of each of these products for export.
MAN said, “For all the determination and trail blazing zeal to bring this dream into reality, we congratulate the President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, on the occasion of the official commissioning of this pride-of-Africa birthed-in-Nigeria project.
“Therefore, the coming onboard of the Dangote Refinery promises to bring to pleasant end, the nightmare of long queues at petrol filling station and the disruption of social and economic activities that come with it.
“The Refinery when fully operational is expected to generate $10 billion from the export of refined petroleum products and save Nigeria an estimated $10 billion in foreign exchange. With State-of-the-art technology, the refinery is designed to produce with 100 per cent Nigerian Crude with the flexibility to process other crudes from Africa, Middle East, and US Light Oil. It has a Self-sufficient Marine facility with the ability for freight optimization,” the statement reads.
The association however, maintained that with the largest single order of 5 SPMs anywhere in the world, diesel & gasoline oroducts from the refinery will conform to Euro V Specifications.
According to MAN, the refinery design complies with the World Bank, US EPA, European emission standards, and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) emission/effluent standards.
To cushion the potential impact of increase in mean sea level due to global warming, MAN said, the company took appropriate measures using the world’s largest, 2nd and 10th largest dredgers to elevate the sea height by 1.5 metres.
Dangote Group is one of the few companies in the world executing a Petroleum Refinery and a Petrochemical complex directly as an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) Contractor.
Globally, apart from three companies, no individual owner has done the complete EPC Contract for a petroleum refinery on employment, the refinery offers the highest number of employees by any private company, including 100,000 indirect employments at retail outlets; 26,716 filling stations and 129 depots in Nigeria.
Quite interestingly, the16,000 trucks for transport will create additional jobs and, in the process, the company has trained over 400 artisans selected from host communities in the areas of Masonry, Carpentry, AC electricians, plumbing, welders, iron-benders and auto mechanics.

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