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DROK ENERGY JOURNAL: Dangote Refinery By Dr Wole Kupolokun

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The highly anticipated Dangote oil refinery situated in Ibeju-Lekki Lagos is expected to be functional by the first half of 2018, with an estimated production template of about 500,000 barrels per day making it the largest single refinery in Africa.

Hydrocarbonprocessing.com confirms the refinery will be operated by the Honeywell technology, sequel to the approval of Dangote group. The website further notes that Dangote Oil Refining Company selected UOP technology for this world-scale integrated refinery and petrochemical plant.

UOP LLC, a sister company of Honeywell technology stated that its process technology, catalysts and proprietary equipment would form the basis for the largest refinery in Africa, which is aimed at reducing Nigeria's dependence on imported fuels and petrochemicals.

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Senior Vice-President and General Manager of UOP's Process, Technology and Equipment business, Pete Piotrowski, said: “UOP has been designing state-of-the-art refineries and petrochemical plants for more than a century, so we are well-equipped to help Nigeria develop a massive new installation to meet its domestic needs, In addition to processing crude oil to produce high-quality gasoline, diesel and jet fuel that meet Euro V specifications for reduced emissions, the group said the new facility would produce world-scale quantities of polypropylene, a key petrochemical used in plastics and packaging”

According to several regional reports quoting Group Executive Director Devakumar Edwin the project, originally planned as a 500,000-b/d refinery with 600,000 t/y of polypropylene (PP) capacity could potentially be revised to involve a 650,000-b/d refinery and approximately 3.6-million t/y of petrochemical capacity--specifically 2-million t/y of PP and 1.6-million t/y of polyethylene,

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