Nigeria: A schematic outline of the Dangote Refinery

By Nicholas Norbrook
Posted on Friday, 26 November 2021 12:28, updated on Thursday, 23 June 2022 12:27

Construction workers at the Dangote Oil Refinery
Construction workers at the Dangote Oil Refinery under construction in Ibeju Lekki district, on the outskirts of Lagos. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Africa largest industrial project today is the Dangote 650,000 barrel per day refinery based on the Lekki Peninsula east of Lagos.

The project — seven times the size of Victoria Island, the Lagos hub — has 130km of roads linking a series of complex units.

Here is a diagrammatic overview of the refinery, from tank farms to polypropylene units, from Residual Fluid Catalytic Cracking to atmospheric crude towers…