According to Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) the construction of what is to be Africa’s largest oil refinery and the world’s biggest single-train facility upon completion, is now 71% complete. The $12-billion Dangote Refinery will have the capacity to refine 650,000 barrels per day.

Dangote Industries Executive Director Devakumar Edwin says the facility is set to be operational early next year.

It was also recently reported that Dangote Group’s fertilizer plant, will be ready to start production late this year, according to contractor Saipem SpA. The facility will have a capacity of 3 million tons a year of urea and ammonia, making it the world’s largest.

Maurizio Coratella, chief operating officer of Saipem SpA, said, “Train two commissioning and testing will start soon, as such activities will be overlapped with train one,” adding, “The project is planned for completion within the end of 2020, with train one starting production within weeks and train two following soon after.”


Source: Petroleum Africa