Nigeria: Lagos Modular Refinery To begin Production Next Year

The Built-in Oil and Gasoline Restricted has confirmed that its 20,000 bpd modular refinery is on the right track and might be coming on stream in 2017.

Universal hydraulic pressSupervisor, Media Relations/Corporate Affairs, Enyeribe Anyanwu, in a press release said: “The modular refinery which is situated at Tomaro Island off the coast of Apapa port zone is expected to come back on stream next year,”

Rising from an environmental screening meeting with the Atmosphere Unit of the Division of Petroleum Resources (DPR), the technical companions/engineering consultants and the environmental impact evaluation consultant, Tayo Ogunbanjo, Chief Government Officer of Built-in Oil & Gasoline Restricted, Emmanuel Iheanacho, stated every needed step was being taken to ensure that the refinery was delivered on schedule.

Iheanacho said the meeting was part of the imperatives for the acquisition of the Environmental Impact Evaluation Report (ESR) and other approvals for the refinery.

Based on him, the meeting regarded on the Entrance End Engineering Designs (FEED) of the refinery where the Crude Distillation Unit (CDU) was defined and analysed to the DPR.

He stated after all the loose ends and every environmental issues have been addressed, the company would get the EIA report. The following stage, he defined, could be the presentation of the Detailed Engineering Design for closing screening and approval after which the company would apply for the approval to assemble from the DPR.

Ogunbanjo who is driving Eko Petrochem & Refining, the special objective firm that’s handling the greenfield refinery project for Integrated Oil & Gas, said the company is not leaving any stone unturned in its determination to reinforce the refining capacity of Nigeria and save the residents the agony of perennial gasoline scarcity and pointless depletion of the international reserves.Setting Manager, DPR, Adeniyi Balogun, expressed satisfaction with the progress of work on the refinery undertaking.

He said as quickly as the company and its consultants addressed some issues raised by the DPR workforce to the workshop and satisfy different requirements as demanded by the nation’s environmental legal guidelines, the approval to start bodily work on the project can be given by the DPR.

He said the Federal Government is kind of desirous of having private refineries so as to end the issue of gasoline importation and its associated depletion of the nation’s scarce foreign change and has therefore told all of the approving and regulatory authorities to make sure that unnecessary impediments are eliminated for the private refineries to be established.

Built-in Oil & Fuel is a frontline independent downstream oil and fuel company in Nigeria concerned in the importation, storage and distribution of clean petroleum merchandise. The corporate presently operates two tank farms in Apapa, Lagos with a mixed capability of 85 million cubic litres and is at the moment creating new state-of-the-art tank farm facilities in Kano and Calabar.

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