- Dangote has received the world’s largest crude distillation column equipment
- According to reports, it has the capacity of 650,000 barrels per day
- The significant equipment weighs 2250MT; length, 112.5m; width, 14.036m; and height, 13.752m
Dangote refinery has received the world’s largest crude distillation column equipment.
The equipment, designed for crude oil processing for Dangote Refinery was delivered on Sunday, December 1, in Lagos state, Tribune reports.
It has a distilling capacity of 650,000 barrels per day and this will make it the world’s largest single-train refining column.
The equipment weighs 2250MT; length, 112.5m; width, 14.036m; and height, 13.752m.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that the world’s largest atmospheric tower left the port in China en-route to Nigeria, according to the manufacturer, Sinopec, China’s leading energy and chemical company.
Sinopec, on Monday, July 29, made this known on its verified Twitter handle, sharing photos of the tower.
“On July 29, the world’s largest atmospheric tower built by Sinopec slowly left a wharf in Ningbo. Following the Maritime #SilkRoad, it will travel to #Nigeria and be installed at the world’s biggest single-train facility – Nigeria’s Dangote Refinery,” the tweet reads.
The piece of equipment is designed to process crude oil for Dangote refinery.
For the type of refinery, Dangote Group is building, the atmospheric tower is the primary unit processing crude oil into fuels, Citac analyst Jeremy Parker told Reuters, adding that it will likely take at least a month to reach Lagos.
The refinery which is planned to be producing 650,000 barrel per day (BPD) is set to be Africa’s largest, with the potential to transform Nigeria from being an importer of fuel to a net exporter.
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