World’s Largest Refinery Starts Production in Nigeria
08.22.2023 By Tank Terminals - NEWS

August 22, 2023 [CAJ News]- CHINA’S XCMG Machinery is basking in the glory of the completion of the world’s largest oil refinery project, Dangote Refinery, in Nigeria.


It has begun production, covering an area of 2 200 hectares and has the capability to process 650 000 barrels of crude oil per day into refined petroleum products.

Over the past few years, XCMG has participated in this project with more than 2 000 units of equipment, including excavators, cranes, road rollers, and more, stationed in the construction and guaranteeing high-intensity, uninterrupted operation.

It will help Nigeria become an oil refining country and significantly mitigate energy stability risks, freeing the West African country’s from its dependence on oil imports.

The refinery will produce 12 000 megawatts of electricity and create more than 135 000 permanent jobs.

During construction, the average runtime of a single XCMG excavator was more than 8 000 hours.

Yang Dongsheng, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of XCMG, said the company had supported numerous infrastructure projects in Africa, from the Dangote Refinery to the Nairobi Expressway in Kenya.

“We hope to leverage our leading advantages of construction machinery technology and equipment to support infrastructure development and create greater values for economic development and people,” Dongsheng said.


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