Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President, Dangote Group (2nd Left), and Other Officials Inspecting the Oil Refining Facility Under Construction in Lagos Photo: File

Dangote Refinery 71 percent completed, to become operational early 2021, says DPR

*$12 billion Dangote Refinery will have capacity to refine 650,000 barrels per day

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has said that the construction of Dangote Refinery designed to be Africa’s largest oil refinery and world’s biggest single-train facility upon completion is currently 71% complete.

The $12 billion Dangote Refinery will have the capacity to refine 650,000 barrels per day (bpd), reports Petroleum Africa.

Devakumar Edwin, Executive Director of Dangote Industries, was quoted to have said that oil refining facility is set to be operational early 2021.

According to contractor Saipem SpA, it was also recently reported that Dangote Group’s fertiliser plant will be ready to start production late this year.

Report indicates that the facility will have a capacity of 3 million tonnes 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.

“The project is planned for completion within the end of 2020, with train one starting production within weeks and train two following soon after.”

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