Sulzer Chemtech has been selected as the sole supplier of column internals, packings and trays for the Dangote integrated oil refinery and petrochemical complex in Lekki Free Trade Zone, near Lagos, Nigeria. These key pieces of equipment will play an important role in what is expected to become the single train crude distillation facility.
Dangote Group is undertaking an ambitious and a visionary project to build a grassroots refinery complex able to process 650’000 barrels of crude oil per day. The plant will not only help Nigeria meet its own fuel demand and become self-sufficient, but will also add Nigeria to the list of top global exporters of gasoline, diesel, aviation jet fuel as well as other petrochemicals and petroleum-based products, such as polypropylene.
In addition to featuring the single crude distillation column, Dangote Refinery will have a number of processing units containing more than 65 columns and requiring more than 15 static mixers.
Sulzer has designed and supplied the internals for all of the refinery’s columns. These are now being installed under the guidance of Sulzer’s engineers and the refinery is estimated to be operational by the end of 2022.