- MAN Diesel to Install Compressors, Turbines for Dangote Refinery
Germany-based, MAN Diesel and Turbo, will deliver two compressor trains to Dangote Oil Refining Company, currently building Africa’s largest refinery in the Lekki Free Trade Zone in Lagos State, estimated to gulp 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 Chief Executive Officer of the Dangote Group.
The new refinery will enable Nigeria, Africa’s biggest crude oil producer to also raise its processing capacity, and possibly freeing itself from petroleum products importation.
Commenting, member of the Executive Board and Chief Sales Officer of MAN Diesel and Turbo, Wayne Jones, said the project would 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.
“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,” he said.
The Managing Director of MAN Diesel & Turbo in Nigeria, Sohail A. Khan, said: “This refinery new building is underlining the long-term growth perspective Nigeria and the region of West Africa has. We are here to serve customers with high-performance technology for the oil and gas industry, process industry or the ever-rising need for efficient power generation.”
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.
Delivery will take place in the course of 2018, while commissioning of the whole refinery is planned for the year 2019.
MAN Diesel and Turbo is reputed to have proven and reliable technology, together with its extensive expertise in the refinery sector.
The order also comprises erection and commissioning of the machinery trains, being developed and build at the company’s Turbo machinery technology site in Germany. Beside Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa, MAN Diesel And Turbo also has subsidiaries in other countries in Africa. With 250 employees across various sales and service sites, regional workshops and a pool of field service engineers, the company serves customers that are mainly active in the oil and gas industry, the power generation business or the process industry. The company’s history in Africa dates back to the 1950s, when the first engines for power generation were delivered to the countries of Mali and Senegal.