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How Aliko Dangote Shocked the World with an Investment of $10b in a Refinery Complex in Nigeria

The world’s largest atmospheric tower has left #China to #Nigeria for the Aliko Dangote’s refinery complex in Lagos. The atmospheric crude tower, which helps in processing heavy crude oil, will be installed at the world’s biggest single-train facility – Nigeria’s Dangote Refinery.

Aliko Dangote

The atmospheric tower has a diameter of 12 meters, a length of 112.56 meters and a unit weight of 2252 tons.

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“It is the largest diameter, longest length and the heaviest single-unit equipment in domestic export equipment. It will be installed in the world’s largest single-series refinery – the 32.5 million tonne/year Dangote refinery in Nigeria,” China’s Sinopec said in a statement.

Africa’s wealthiest man, Aliko Dangote, is building a $10 billion oil refinery and petrochemical complex located at the Olokola Liquefied Natural Gas (OKLNG) Free Trade Zone in Lekki-Lagos. The project when completed will be Nigeria’s first private and #Africa’s largest petroleum refinery, with the expectation of a daily production capacity of 600,000 barrels per day.

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