Dangote lets contract for Lekki refining complex

Nigerian conglomerate Dangote Industries has let a contract to Mammoet Holding to deliver construction-related services for subsidiary Dangote Oil Refining Co.’s 650,000-b/d grassroots integrated refining complex now under construction in southwestern Nigeria’s Lekki Free Trade Zone.

Nigerian conglomerate Dangote Industries Ltd. (DIL) has let a contract to Mammoet Holding BV, Utrecht, the Netherlands, to deliver construction-related services for subsidiary Dangote Oil Refining Co.’s (DORC) 650,000-b/d grassroots integrated refining complex now under construction in southwestern Nigeria’s Lekki Free Trade Zone (OGJ Online, Nov. 25, 2013).

As part of the contract, signed in Lagos on Jan. 16, Mammoet and Nigerian partner Northridge Engineering Ltd. will provide transporting, lifting, and installation services on all over-dimensional cargo for the refinery project, the service provider said.

A value of the contract was not disclosed.

To become the world’s largest single-train refinery upon commissioning, DORC’s $12-billion Lekki integrated complex will include a 650,000-b/d crude distillation unit, a 3.6 million-tonne/year polypropylene plant, a 3 million-tpy urea plant, and gas processing installations to accommodate 3 bcfd of natural gas that will be transported through 1,100 km of subsea pipeline to be built by DIL (OGJ Online, Nov. 9, 2017).

The complex will be equipped to produce 33 million tpy of petroleum products, including gasoline, diesel, kerosine, aviation fuel, and other petrochemicals.

On schedule for startup in 2019, DORC’s integrated complex joins a series of other projects under way by the Nigerian government to modernize and expand capacities of refineries operated by state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. as part of a strategy to meet Nigeria’s domestic demand for refined products and reduce its reliance on foreign imports (OGJ Online, June 22, 2017).

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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