A new African industrial giant is emerging from the Lekki coastline of Lagos, the Dangote Refinery project, an integrated refinery and petrochemical complex, which is a multi-billion dollar project that is expected to create a market for $11 billion per annum of Nigerian crude.
The World’s Largest Single Train Oil Refinery Is Expected To Begin Operation In The Coming Months (Between August – November At full production, the complex will have an annual refining capacity of 10.4 million tonnes of gasoline, in addition to 4.6MT of diesel and 4MT of jet fuel.
It will also produce 0.69Mt of polypropylene, 0.24MT of propane, 32,000T of sulphur and 0.5MT of carbon black feed. The complex also includes a fertilizer plant, which uses by-products from the refinery as raw materials. These are huge outputs which will also immensely benefit the local market.
The Pipeline Infrastructure at the refinery is reputed to be the largest anywhere in the world, with 1,100 kilometers to handle 3 billion Standard Cubic Foot of gas per day. The Refinery alone has a 400MW Power Plant that is able to meet the total power requirement of Ibadan DisCo. The Dangote Refinery complex covers a land area of approximately 2,635 hectares, which is about six times the size of Victoria Island in Lagos. The Dangote Oil Refinery is a 650,000 barrels per day, single-train crude oil integrated refinery project located in the Lekki Free Zone in Lagos, Nigeria. With a single crude oil distillation unit, the refinery will be the largest single-train refinery in the world and Africa’s biggest oil refinery.
With a greater capacity than the total output of Nigeria’s existing refining infrastructure, the Refinery will meet 100 percent of the Nigerian requirement of all refined products and also have a surplus of each of these products for export.