Dangote trains 150 indigenous engineers in preparation for refinery operations


The Management of Dangote Oil Refinery Company (DORC) says about 150 indigenous engineers have been trained in refinery operations in preparation for the take-off of its Lagos Refinery and Petrochemical Plant, Premium Times reports.

Mohan Kumar, the company’s Director of Human Capital Management and Project Support, made this known at a news conference in Lagos on Monday while presenting 22 engineers who returned from Mumbai, India. Mr. Kumar said the young engineers were trained at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. in India on how to manage the operations of the refinery. He added that the engineers had gathered fundamental practical knowledge about the refinery.

According to him, the engineers are recruited and trained to witness the building of the refinery from scratch. He said the engineers spent two months in classroom training and three months on the job training. Kumar explained that the training became imperative due to the commitment of Dangote Group to promote local content by developing indigenous capacity. Mr. Kumar noted that another set of 600 engineers would be sent for training before the end of April.