Dangote orders compressors, turbines for Lagos oil refinery

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’Femi Asu

Germany-based MAN Diesel & Turbo will deliver two compressor trains to Dangote Oil Refining Company to be used in the company’s refinery in Lekki, Lagos, Dangote Group has said.

Dangote is currently building Africa’s largest refinery in the Lekki Free Trade Zone, investing a total of around $12bn.

According to a statement from Dangote Group, the efficient machinery trains from MAN Diesel & Turbo consist of an axial compressor driven by a steam turbine with about 30 MW power, delivered with a comprehensive auxiliary package.

It said they would come into operation for the refinery process of fluid catalytic cracking, thereby supporting the production of fuel.

Dangote said the order also comprised erection and inauguration of the machinery trains, being developed at the company’s Turbo machinery technology site in Germany.

It said the delivery would take place in the course of 2018, while the inauguration of the whole refinery was planned for the year 2019.

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“This one we are building will satisfy 100 per cent of the fuel needs of Nigeria,” the President and Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, was quoted as saying.

A member of the Executive Board and Chief Sales Officer, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Wayne Jones, said, “This is a milestone project and will have a huge impact on the economy of not only Nigeria but the whole of the West African region.

“We are very proud to be a part of this project and gladly offer our equipment and technological expertise in order to help make the Dangote refinery not only Africa’s biggest but also one of the most efficient operations on the continent.”

The Managing Director, MAN Diesel & Turbo in Nigeria, Sohail Khan, said, “This refinery building is underlining the long-term growth perspective Nigeria and the region of West Africa have. We are here to serve customers with high-performance technology for the oil and gas industry, process industry or the ever-rising need for efficient power generation.”

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