German-based firm to deliver compressor trains to Dangote Refinery

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With a focus to make the Dangote Oil Refining Company in Lagos a world class, Germany-based MAN Diesel and Turbo will deliver two compressor trains to the company.
MAN Diesel and Turbo SE, is a provider of large-bore diesel, gas engines and turbo machinery based in Augsburg, Germany.

Dangote is currently building Africa’s largest refinery in the Lekki Free Trade Zone of Lagos, investing a total of around US$12 billion.

The machinery trains from MAN Diesel & Turbo each 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. The order also includes erection and commissioning of the machinery trains, which are being developed and built at the company’s Turbomachinery technology site in Germany. Delivery will take place in 2018, while commissioning of the whole refinery is planned for 2019.

“This one we are building will satisfy 100% of the fuel needs of Nigeria,” said Alhaji Aliko Dangote, president and CEO of the Dangote Group. “The new building should enable the country of Nigeria as Africa’s biggest crude oil producer to also raise its processing capacities, finally getting more independent from imported fuels.”

Wayne Jones, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Sales Officer of MAN Diesel & Turbo: “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. We are very proud to be a part of this project and gladly offer our equipment and technological expertise in order to help to make the Dangote refinery not only Africa’s biggest but also one of the most efficient operations on the continent.”

The machinery trains from MAN Diesel and Turbo each 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.
According to the President and Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, “This one we are building will satisfy 100 percent of the fuel needs of Nigeria. “The new building should enable Nigeria, as Africa’s biggest crude oil producer, to also raise its processing capacities, finally becoming independent of imported fuels.”
Member of the Executive Board and Chief Sales Officer of MAN Diesel and Turbo, Wayne Jones, said: “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 sub-region.”

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Godwin Okafor is a financial journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and the Founder Naija247news Media Ltd He has over 16 experiences in journalism, which cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career in Business Day, Where he was a senior editorial graphic artist, before he left to start Naija247news, An Online Financial Newspaper in 2010. He has won series of awards and he is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.com and also sits on the board of Students In Business Awards, (SIBA).

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