Dangote refinery to meet 2018 deadline
The proposed Dangote’s refinery, with capacity to refine 650,000 barrels of crude oil per day, will be completed in 2017 and will commence full operations in 2018 – its set deadline, the company has said.
Senior General Manager, Civil and Structure, Dangote Petrochemicals Ltd, Mr. Madhav Kelkar, disclosed this in Lagos, saying the refinery will not only create 2,000 jobs in-country but will also boost Nigeria’s refined petroleum products output and encourage industrialisation.
Speaking during a media tour of the facility, Mr. Kelkar said at the completion of the project, Nigerians will be proud of the state-of-the-art equipment and technology used for the project.
“At the end of the day, every Nigerians will be very proud that we have the longest single train refinery in the world. That’s the vision of Dangote.
“When you look at the value chain from crude to the end products, with this project, Nigeria will be self sufficient in crude refining. It will not only supply the domestic market, but will also export refined products,” he said.
Kelkar described Alhaji Aliko Dangote’s venturing into fuel refining business as an inspiration to fellow business men in Nigeria and a signal to the world that Nigerian investors in the privates sector can run an oil business successfully.