Lagos, Nigeria (CNB News) Eleven state governors today paid a visit to the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemicals in Lekki, Lagos to have on the spot assessment of the massive project.
The governors included Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri (Adamawa), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Mallam Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq (Kwara), Prince Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Dr. Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Babagana Zulum (Borno), Simon Lalong (Plateau) and Bala Muhammed (Bauchi), while the governor of Cross Rivers State, Benedict Ayade was represented by his deputy, Ivara Esu.
The state governors who were led on the visit by the Chairman, Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Dr. Fayemi, described the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemicals as a pride to Nigeria and Africa that would contribute immensely to the continent’s economy and help attain food security when fully operational.
“This is an inspirational initiative by the President of the Dangote Group, Mr Aliko Dangote. It demonstrates the possibility where government provides the enabling environment the way the Lagos State government has done for individuals that are serious-minded and has what it takes to excel. This an individual that has put together a $12 billion project that we have toured almost through out the day and had to cut it short to be able to attend to other businesses.
“This is a pride to Africa and not just to Nigeria. I don’t know anywhere in Africa you will find a complex such as this. I don’t think that there are many places in the world where you will find a complex as comprehensive and extensive as the one we have been privileged to tour.
“We are all looking forward to the products that will come out from this place. The plastics, the oil from the refinery and the fertilizers for our agriculture,” he said.
The Dangote oil refinery location and site details
The refinery complex is being developed on a 2,635ha site on the Lekki Free Zone near the Lekki Lagoon, along the coast of Atlantic Ocean.
The geographical location of the refinery is ideal for easy transshipment of refined petroleum products to the international markets.
Dangote has already built a jetty near the project site to receive heavy equipment for the refinery construction.
The Dangote refinery is expected to produce 10.4 million tonnes (Mt) of gasoline, 4.6Mt of diesel, and 4Mt of jet fuel a year.
It will also annually produce 0.69Mt of polypropylene, 0.24Mt of propane, 32,000t of Sulphur, and 0.5Mt of carbon black feed.
Engineers India is the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor for the project.
Honeywell UOP was contracted for the supply of catalyst regeneration and dryer regeneration control systems, column trays, heat exchanger tubes, a modular CCR unit, and catalyst coolers among other equipment.
C&I Leasing was contracted for providing transportation and installation services for mooring systems and subsea pipelines of the refinery.
Hang Xiao Steel Structure Company received a $112m contract to provide steel structure for the refinery.
Jan De Nul Group was engaged for carrying out land reclamation works.
MAN Diesel & Turbo was contracted for supplying two compressor trains, while Air Liquide Engineering & Construction was contracted for supplying the SMR units.
Fabtech (18 columns), Schneider Electric (process automation systems), SOFEC (Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring buoys), and WABAG (raw water treatment plant) are the other suppliers involved in the Dangote refinery project