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Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Plant – Update

This article is a follow-up to the previous blog on Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Project in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.

The refinery complex which includes a refinery, petrochemical plant, a fertilizer plant and a subsea pipeline project, is the largest single-train refinery in the world. The refinery’s daily production capacity would be 150 per cent of the current total demand of petroleum products in Nigeria, with the excess exported to other countries.

Project details as at September 2017:

  • Refinery only Cost: US$ 12 billion
  • Total Project Cost:  US$ 18 billion
  • Refinery Capacity: 650,000 barrels/day
  • The Petro-chemical Plant will produce 780 KTPA Polypropylene and 500 KTPA of Polyethylene
  • The fertilizer plant will produce 3.0 mmtpa of Urea.
  • 570 MW Power Plant
  • Sub-sea pipeline infrastructure with a length of 1,100km, to handle 3 billion SCF of gas per day
  • Additional gas from pipeline system can generate 12,000MW
  • Direct/Indirect Employment: 4000/145,000
  • Forex savings for Nigeria : $7.5 billion
  • Additional forex income for Nigeria: $5.5 billion
  • Targeted completion date for refinery: October 2019

Major OEMs/Suppliers engaged on the project:

  1. MAN Diesel & Turbo (Germany) – Compressors and Turbines
  2. DuPont Clean Technologies – STRATCO alkylation unit, MECS sulfuric acid regeneration (SAR) unit, MECS DynaWave sulfur recovery unit (SRU) tail gas scrubbing, and BELCO EDV fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) stack scrubbing
  3. Others to be updated soon…….

Abbreviations and Acronyms:

  1. KTPA – Kilo tonnes per annum
  2. mmtpa – million metric tonnes per annum
  3. SCF – standard cubic feet

Relevant Textbooks:

1. Oil & Gas Company Analysis: Upstream, Midstream and Downstream

2. Oil & Gas Company Analysis: Petroleum Refining & Marketing

3. Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language

4. Oil Refineries in the 21st Century: Energy Efficient, Cost Effective, Environmentally Benign

5. Handbook of Petroleum Refining Processes, Fourth Edition

6. Fundamentals of Petroleum Refining

7. Petroleum Refinery Process Economics

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