Dangote Refinery to receive compressor trains from MAN Diesel


MAN Diesel and Turbo SE, a provider of large-bore diesel, gas engines and turbo machinery based Germany will deliver two compressor trains to the company to Dangote Oil Refining Company in Lagos.

According to reports, the machinery trains from MAN Diesel and Turbo each 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.

“This one we are building will satisfy 100 percent of the fuel needs of Nigeria, – President and Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote said.

“The new building should enable Nigeria, as Africa’s biggest crude oil producer, to also raise its processing capacities, finally becoming independent of imported fuels.”

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.”

Mr. Khan said “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.

Member of the Executive Board and Chief Sales Officer of MAN Diesel and Turbo, Wayne Jones, said:

“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,” Mr. Jones said.

“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.


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