DuPont Clean Technologies announces that Dangote Oil Refinery Company Ltd (Dangote) has commissioned a range of advanced proprietary equipment from DuPont for the construction of a new refinery in Lekki, near Nigeria’s capital, Lagos. Construction of the new refinery is part of a strategy to boost national Nigerian refinery production. The new refinery is set to become the largest single-train refinery in the world and the complex will include a petrochemical plant, a fertilizer plant and a subsea pipeline project, according to DuPont.
DuPont will supply Dangote with proprietary equipment for STRATCO alkylation unit, MECS sulfuric acid regeneration (SAR) unit, MECS DynaWave sulfur recovery unit (SRU) tail gas scrubbing and BELCO EDV fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) stack scrubbing that will reportedly help Dangote meet gasoline pool octane and emissions requirements.
The new 27,000 bpsd (1,060 kmta) alkylation unit and the 260 mtpd SAR unit will allow the facility to produce high octane, low sulfur, low RVP alkylate with zero olefins, according to DuPont. Designed to meet world standards for particulate matter and SOx emissions, the DynaWave wet gas scrubber will reportedly ensure full-time compliance with emissions regulations on both 115 ton per day SRUs, and the BELCO EDV wet gas scrubber will reduce the stack emissions from the FCCU as well as provide a purge treatment to condition the scrubber effluent. Both of the SRUs and the FCCU are supplied by other licensors.
Despite producing 2.12 mm bpd crude oil in 2015, Nigeria traditionally imports 80% of domestically consumed refined product as national refining capacity is low, at 0.002 bpd per capita, according to DuPont. With a production capacity of 650,000 bpd, the new refinery, targeted for completion in the last quarter of 2019, will boost Nigeria’s limited domestic refining production.
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