A Tour of Dangote Refinery (Video)
The Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Plant, with an estimated investment of $15 billion, currently under construction in Lagos’ Lekki Free Trade Zone, is scheduled to be Africa’s largest oil refinery when it is completed in 2021.
The Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Complex, located on 2,600 hectares of swampland in Lagos’ Ibeju-Lekki neighborhood (about six times the size of Victoria Island), is said to have the world’s largest pipeline system. It has a 1,100-kilometer gas pipeline capable of carrying three billion standard cubic feet of gas every day and a 400-megawatt power plant capable of meeting Ibadan DISCO’s overall power needs.
It also has a gas processor, the world’s largest facility for ammonia and urea, which are used in the manufacture of plastics and fertilizer, as well as a fertilizer plant that can utilize the refinery’s waste materials. Connecting the Niger Delta to the Lagos-based Lekki Free Trade Zone (LFTZ) is one of the project’s many deliverables. A pipeline grid, access roads, tank storage facilities, and crude and product-handling facilities are also part of the refinery complex’s infrastructure. A marine terminal has also been built as part of the expansion, which includes a breakwater, jetty, and harbor.
An administrative building, guardhouses, a fire station, and pump stations were all constructed to support the project. Dangote has also constructed a jetty near the refinery construction site to receive heavy equipment.
The refinery, which will process approximately 650,000 barrels of crude oil per day, making it the world’s largest single-train refinery, is expected to double Nigeria’s refining capacity by processing various light and medium grades of crude to produce Euro-V quality clean fuels such as polypropylene, 10.4 million tonnes of gasoline, 4.6 million tonnes of diesel, and 4 million tonnes of jet fuel.
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