Dangote Refinery begins installation of a major refinery equipment

The Fluid Catalytic Cracking equipment for Dangote Oil Refinery Company Limited has arrived Lagos, even as the company now prepares to install the monstrous-looking, but a very important device.

The company’s management officially confirmed this via a statement, saying that the equipment will serve the refinery which is expected to produce some 650,000 barrels of crude per day upon completion.

As expected, Alhaji Aliko Dangote was present to receive the equipment, alongside Zenith Bank’s Chairman, Mr Jim Ovia, the Chairman of Execujet Services Limited, Mr Sam Iwuajoku, and the CEO of Dangote Oil Refinery Company, Mr Giuseppe Surace.

Note that this confirmation is coming after a video emerged late last week showing the equipment being delivered at the Dangote Jetty in Lekki, Lagos.

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According to the statement, the Dangote Refinery is being constructed in such a way that it can effectively refine different grades of local and internationally-sourced crude into PMS and other petroleum products like kerosene, diesel, and even aviation fuel.

Besides the single-train residual fluid catalytic cracking unit, the refinery will also have a crude distillation unit, a diesel hydrotreating unit, a continuous catalyst regeneration unit, a polypropylene unit, and an alkylation unit.

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To ready the refinery ahead of its 2022 launch date, the company has continued to silently ship in heavy-duty equipment, all thanks to the specially-designed Dangote Jetty which is situated at the Lekki FTZ.

Last year, a 132 metres long general cargo ship arrived at the Dangote Jetty, carrying numerous equipment needed for the refinery.

Note that the Fluid catalytic cracking equipment serves the purpose of converting the high-boiling, high-molecular-weight, hydrocarbon fractions of petroleum crude oils into more valuable gasoline gases and other products.

Source: Nairametrics

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