Dangote Oil Refinery awards DuPont contracts for clean technology

15 Jun 2017, 12:00 am
Financial Nigeria

Summary

Dupont said its technology will allow Dangote to maximize quality and profitability while minimizing its environmental impact.

Aliko Dangote, President Dangote Industries

DuPont Clean Technologies (DuPont) announced on Wednesday that Dangote Oil Refinery Company Ltd has ordered a range of advanced proprietary equipment from DuPont for the construction of its refinery in Lekki, Lagos. Construction of the new refinery is part of a strategy to boost Nigeria’s refining capacity.

Dupont said its technology will allow Dangote to maximize quality and profitability while minimizing its environmental impact. The new refinery is set to become the largest single-train refinery in the world and the complex will include a petrochemical plant, a fertilizer plant and a subsea pipeline project.

DuPont will be supplying Dangote with proprietary equipment that will help meet gasoline pool octane and emissions requirements.
 
"We are delighted to be supporting Dangote on a project that is of such critical importance to creating economic growth and opportunity in Nigeria,” said Eli Ben-Shoshan, global business leader, DuPont Clean Technologies. “Our aim is always to enable our customers to meet their emissions targets easily and efficiently with the help of cost-effective technologies and services that offer them value and flexibility while minimizing the impact on the environment.”

Despite producing over 2.12 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil in 2015, Nigeria traditionally imports 80 percent of domestically consumed refined product as national refining capacity is low, at 0.002 bpd per capita. With a production capacity of 650,000 bpd, Dangote’s refinery, targeted for completion in the last quarter of 2019, will boost Nigeria’s limited domestic refining production.

DuPont Clean Technologies division said it applies real-world experience, history of innovation, problem-solving success, and strong brands to help organizations operate safely and with the highest level of performance, reliability, energy efficiency and environmental integrity.


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