A newly acquired crude oil processing facility bought by Dangote refinery is currently being shipped from China to Nigeria.
A Chinese oil and gas enterprise based in Beijing, Sinopec Corporation disclosed yesterday, July 29, that the refinery has the capacity to contain 650,000 barrels per day.
“On July 29, the world’s largest atmospheric tower built by Sinopec slowly left the wharf in Ningbo. Following the Maritime #SilkRoad, it will travel to #Nigeria and be installed at the world’s biggest single-train facility – Nigeria’s Dangote Refinery,” Sinopec tweeted on its verified account.
Upon completion in 2020, the Dangote refinery is envisaged to be the biggest single-train facility in the world.
Petroleum products like Euro-V quality gasoline and diesel, as well as jet fuel and polypropylene will be produced by the multi-billion dollar refinery.
Sinopec revealed that the construction of the $12-$14bn refinery began in July 2017 and the owner of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, predicted that it will be completed in 2019 and inaugurated in early 2020.
According to Citac analyst, Jeremy Parker, it will take a month before arriving Lagos state.
Speaking concerning the atmospheric tower shipment, Parker said: “This is a major milestone, but there is still much work to be done, both in terms of sourcing the other units and interconnection at the site.”
According to Reuters, analysts have predicted that the multi-billion dollar refinery would take longer in order to begin pumping out fuel.