By Justina Okpanku
As the year is coming to an end, the world’s largest crude distillation column equipment finally arrived at Dangote Refinery in Lagos.
Dangote Group described the equipment which berthed in a Ibeju Lekki on Sunday as the biggest single-train facility used for refining crude and it is the primary unit processor of crude oil into fuels. Aliko Dangote, Africa’s wealthiest man is the President, Dangote Group.
The atmospheric tower arrived Lagos after spending 4 months on the sea. The equipment left built by Sinopec in Ningbo, China, on July 29, 2019, and spent about four months following the Maritime Silk Road (a maritime sector that connected China to other parts of the world). Aliko Dangote, Africa’s wealthiest man is the President, Dangote Group. It is gathered that the ‘world’s largest atmospheric tower’ arrived Ibeju Lekki, Lagos after spending 4 months on the sea (Twitter/@Abdulrahmanleme)
Meanwhile, world’s largest single train crude distillation column weighs 2250 MT (excluding internal trays)
112.5 m long
14m wide and;
It will fractionally distill 650,000 Barrels Per Stream Day.
It is expected that the effort will help to bring fuel importation in Nigeria to an abrupt end and boost electricity generation around its base when fully operational.
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