Dangote group contracted DuPont Clean Technologies to supply a range of proprietary equipment for the construction of a new oil refinery in Nigeria. The contract aims to help Dangote’s emissions requirements and to meet gasoline pool octane for the new refinery, Oil Review Africa reported.
Construction of the new refinery is part of the measures aimed to boost Nigeria’s limited domestic refining capacity. The refinery is expected to be the largest single-train refinery in the world and will include a petrochemical plant, a fertilizer plant and a subsea pipeline project, Ecofin Agency informed.
The new refinery is expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2019, with a production capacity of 650,000b/d,
DuPont’s Global Business Leader, Eli Ben-Shoshan, said “We are delighted to be supporting Dangote on a project that is of such critical importance to creating economic growth and opportunity in Nigeria.”
DuPont noted that its technical solutions are aimed at improving the operational inefficiencies and enhancing safety to meet the plant’s emission targets while minimizing the impact on the environment.