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World’s largest crude oil processor arrives in Lagos

World’s largest crude oil processor arrives in Lagos

Doris Ukaonu

The world’s largest crude distillation column equipment bought by Dangote refinery, arrived Lagos from China yesterday, December 1st. The price of the processor is estimated to be $12-$14bn

Recall than on July 29, Folio Nigeria reported that the world’s largest crude oil processor built by Sinopec slowly left the wharf in Ningbo. Construction of the processor had begun since July 2017.

The owner of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, predicted that it will be completed in 2019 and inaugurated in early 2020.

The refinery has the capacity to contain 650,000 barrels per stream day. It weighs 2250 metric tonnes; length, 112.5metres; width, 14.036m; and height, 13.752m.

Clarifying journalist on the workability of the processor, the Head, Maritime and Ports Infrastructure of Dangote, Capt. Rajen Sachar, assured the team of the functionality of the device.

Sachar is of the opinion that the processor will reduce the cost of transportation of fuels from Nigeria to other African countries.

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According to him, about 150 young Nigerian engineers are currently undergoing training in various refinery stations in preparation for the launch of the Lagos refinery.

 

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