Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote’s plans to build a new refinery at the cost of $9 billion has taken a step forward with news that the Dangote Oil Refining Company of Nigeria has signed a contract worth $139 million with Engineers India Ltd (EIL). EIL will provide Project Management Consultancy (PMC) and Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) as well as commissioning services for the 400,000 BPSD (20 MMTPA) Petroleum Refinery and 600,000 TPA Polypropylene Plant. This project will be the largest single consultancy assignment for Indian firm, EIL.
The main facilities of the project comprise of a Crude Distillation Unit, Single train Residue Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit, Diesel Hydrotreating Unit, CCR unit, Alkylation Unit, Poly-Propylene Unit, Utilities and Offsites including captive power with other enabling infrastructure facilities. Crude and product handing facilities through Single Point Mooring (SPM) will also be integrated with the refinery which is now to be located in the Lekki Free Trade Zone, near Lagos, after Lagos State Governor, Fashola, managed to steal the project from Ogun State where it was previously mooted the project would be sited.
EIL, an Indian company, which is executing projects around the world, provides EPC and Total Solutions Consultancy Organization in oil and gas and other infrastructure projects.
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