26 Facts About Dangote Petroleum Refinery

26 Facts About Dangote Petroleum Refinery
26 Facts About Dangote Petroleum Refinery

The Dangote Petroleum Refinery has captured the world’s attention with its awe-inspiring scale and transformative potential.

As the inauguration of this monumental project approaches (May 22, 2023), it is essential to delve into the 26 remarkable facts that make the Dangote Petroleum Refinery a game-changer in Nigeria’s energy industry.

From its unprecedented capacity to its environmental stewardship, let’s explore the key features and achievements of this groundbreaking endeavour.

26 Facts About Dangote Petroleum Refinery

1. World Class Projects.

2. The Dangote Petroleum Refinery is located in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, covering a land area of approximately 2,635 hectares (seven times the size of Victoria Island).

3. World’s Largest Single-Train 650,000 barrels per day Petroleum Refinery with 900 KTPA Polypropylene Plant.

4. The 435 MW Power Plant in the Refinery alone will be able to meet the total power requirement of Ibadan DisCo of 860,316 MWh covering five States including Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Kwara, and Ekiti.

5. Dangote Petroleum Refinery can meet 100% of the Nigerian requirement of all refined products (Gasoline, 53 million liters per day; Diesel, 34 liters per day; Kerosene, 10 million liters per day and Aviation Jet, 2 million liters per day) and also have a surplus of each of these products for export.

6. Designed for 100% Nigerian Crude with the flexibility to process other crudes.

7. Self-sufficient Marine facility with the ability for freight optimization. The largest single order of 5 SPMs anywhere in the world.

8. Diesel & Gasoline Products from the refinery will conform to Euro V specifications.

9. The refinery design complies with World Bank, US EPA, and European emission norms and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) emission/effluent norms.

10. State-of-the-art technology.

11. Designed to process a large variety of crudes including many of the African Crudes, some of Middle Eastern Crudes, and the US Light Tight Oil.

12. Dangote Petroleum Refinery can meet 100% of the Nigerian requirement of all liquid products (Gasoline, Diesel, Kerosene & Aviation Jet) and also would have a surplus of each of these products for export.

13. 65 Million Cubic Metres of Sand dredged costing approx. Euros 300 Million, using the world’s largest, the second largest, and the tenth largest dredgers to elevate the height by 1.5 meters, to insure against any potential impact of the increase in mean sea level due to global warming.

14. Bought over 1,209 units of various equipment to enhance the local capacity for site works since even the biggest local civil contractors are unable to handle even small portions of our construction requirements.

15. Bought 332 cranes to build up equipment installation capacity since the current capacity in Nigeria is extremely poor.

16. Built the world’s largest granite quarry to supply coarse aggregate, stone column material, stone base, stone dust & material for the breakwater. (10 million tonnes per year production capacity).

17. Developed a port and constructed two quays with a load-bearing capacity of 25 tonnes/ sq meter to bring Over Dimensional Cargoes close to the site directly.

18. Constructed two more quays in the port with a capacity to handle up to Panamax vessels to export the fertilizer and the petrochemicals and two quays to handle liquid cargoes. The port will thus have 6 quays, including a Roll-on/Roll-off quay.

19. In the course of the civil works, some days 700 piles were drilled daily, and the total number of piles came to 250,000.

20. It has 177 tanks with a 4.742 billion liter capacity.

21. Total tanker loading of 2,900. This number is based on the tanker capacity of

22. Dangote is one of the few companies in the world executing a Petroleum Refinery and a Petrochemical complex directly as an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) Contractor. Globally, apart from three companies, no individual owner has done the complete EPC Contract for a Petroleum Refinery.

23. Temporary housing units on the premises can house 33,000 persons.

24. The project utilized the coordination of various local and international
suppliers and the coordination of multi-cultural work teams.

25. The Dangote Refinery Plant is a legacy project that will see Nigeria netting
21 billion dollars per annum.

26. Training of 900 young engineers in refinery operations outside the country. Another six Mechanical Engineers trained at GE University in Italy. 50 Process engineers trained by Honeywell/UOP for six months; 50 Management Trainees; secondment for succession.