Nigeria: Dangote Refinery Must Break With Country’s History Of Failed Maintenance

Giant Dangote Oil Refinery To Begin Production In Third Quarter

The Dangote oil refinery, Africa’s largest industrial project, must be accompanied by a leap forward in refinery maintenance capability if it is to meet its targets for Nigeria, analysts say.

Whether Dangote will be able to keep the refinery running better than others – a fact that Nigeria has struggled to do over decades – is a crucial question, “and behind closed doors a lot of stakeholders speak about this in Lagos,” says an analyst who asked not to be named.

There are doubts about Dangote’s ability to run such a facility “because they have not brought any experienced refiner to invest with them or run the plant,” the analyst said, pointing to repeated delays in the scheduled start of operations. Read More Here