The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board has announced that the Duport Modular Refinery will be operational by the end of March 2022 to address Nigeria’s domestic fuel shortages.
Based on reports, an online media platform spotted by NIPC Intelligence.
The platform reports that the Executive Secretary of NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote, made this statement after conducting an assessment visit and participating in the first quarter board meeting of directors at Duport Energy Park in Egbokor, Edo state, on Wednesday.
He also stated that Duport Energy Park would include a CNG gas processing plant, a 10 megawatt power plant, and a data center.
Wabote also stated in the report that “Duport Energy Park is Nigeria’s first integrated energy park, with a 2,500 barrel refinery, CNG Gas processing plant, 10 megawatt power plant, and a world-class data center.”
“Considering the various challenges posed by COVID-19, travel restrictions, and other issues,” he said, “the project’s progress is impressive.”
Dr. Akintoye Akindele, Managing Director of Midstream Company Limited, was also quoted as saying, “NCDMB has been a big part of Duport’s success story.” To build a novel and one-of-a-kind project, you need more than just money; you also need technical and commercial advice.”
Dr. Akindele emphasized that the park will refine crude oil into naphtha, AGO, also known as diesel, Heavy Fuel Oil, and DPK, also known as kerosine, as well as process gas into CNG, LPG, and LNG, and that the facility is the second in Nigeria to obtain a tier-4 data center license.
Recall that NIPC Intelligence reported on the refinery’s progress about a year ago, with the expectation that it would be completed by Q4 2021.