Nigerian firm, Niger Delta Exploration and Production Company (NDEPC) and NILEPET Joint Venture have been mandated to construct a 5,000 barrels per day capacity diesel refinery for South Sudan, Daily Trust reports.
The refinery is to meet the country’s 15% diesel consumption per day requirement. Speaking at the Nigerian Academy of Engineering (NAE) forum in Lagos, NDEPC’s Managing Director, Layi Fatona, said the mandate given to the company and its joint venture partner was in recognition of its success at the Ogbelle 1,000 barrels per day capacity diesel mini refinery with about $1 million income per month.
The company was the first private refinery in Nigeria to receive an operating licence by the Federal Government and has the sole right to sell surplus diesel fuel to the local market. He said the company’s board has also approved the upgrading of the Ogbelle plant by 10,000bpd with capacity to produce petrol, aviation fuel, kerosene, LPFO and Marine diesel.