With a double-digit million dollar order volume, Germany-based MAN Diesel & Turbo will deliver two compressor trains to Dangote Oil Refining Company, Leadership reports. Dangote Corporation is currently building Africa’s largest refinery in the Lekki Free Trade Zone of Lagos State, investing a total of around $12 billion.
“This one we are building will satisfy 100 per cent of the fuel needs of Nigeria,” said Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President and CEO of the Dangote Group. The new refinery should enable Nigeria as Africa’s biggest crude oil producer, to also raise its processing capacities, finally getting more independent from imported fuels.
Speaking on the project, Wayne Jones, member of the executive board and chief sales officer of MAN Diesel And Turbo, said the project will make a huge impact on Nigeria’s economy. “This is a milestone project and will have a huge impact on the economy of not only Nigeria but the whole of the West African region.”
The highly efficient machinery trains from MAN Diesel And Turbo consist of an axial compressor driven by a steam turbine with about 30 MW power. Delivered with a comprehensive auxiliary package, they will come into operation for the refinery process of Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC), thereby supporting the production of fuel.