Dangote Aliko- Who is He?
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Dangote Aliko GCON is a Nigerian businessman and industrialist (who owns the newly commissioned “Dangote Refinery”). He is the preeminent founder, chairman, and CEO of the Dangote Group, the largest industrial conglomerate in West Africa.
Dangote was born on 10 April 1957 (age 66 years), in Kano State. His net worth, is 13.6 billion USDollar (2023) Forbes, Fatima Dangote, Halima Dangote, Abdulrahman Fasasi, and Mariya Dangote are his children, his Parents are Mohammed Dangote and Hajia Mariya Sanusi Dantata respectively, he has a brother Sani Dangote as a sibling.
“Dangote Refinery”-What about It?
Firstly, the refinery is located in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, covering a land area of approximately 2,635 hectares. The refinery is power-driven by a 435-megawatt (MW) power plant. It is the biggest refinery in Africa with the capacity to refine 650,000 barrels of crude oil daily and provision of over 12,000 megawatts of electricity. To enroll for the ongoing recruitment portal 2023/2024, “click here” or “visit”
Secondly, it is the largest single-train refinery in the world. At full capacity, it will meet 100% Nigerian requirements of all refined products ( have enough for Nigerians with the flexibility to process other crudes) because it is a multi-billion dollar project that will create a market for $21 Billion per annum of Nigerian Crude. It is designed to process Nigerian crude with the ability to also process other crudes.
Therefore, it has a self-sufficient marine facility with the ability to freight optimization. The largest single order of 5 single-point moorings (SPMs) anywhere in the world.
Again, diesel and gasoline from the refinery will conform to the Euro V specification. Furthermore, the refinery design complies with World Bank, US EPA, European emission norms and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).
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Furthermore, it has 177 tanks of up to 4.742 billion liters capacity.
Finally, it has trained 900 young engineers in refinery operations abroad. Mechanical Engineers trained at the GE University in Italy. Process Engineers trained by Honeywell/Universal Oil Products (UOP) for six months.
The Pipeline Infrastructure at the Dangote Petroleum Refinery is the largest anywhere in the world, with 1,100 kilometers to handle 3 Billion Standard Cubic Foot of gas per day. The Refinery alone has a 435MW Power Plant that is able to meet the total power requirement of Ibadan DisCo.
Finally, it has a large control room that will detect any threat to any of its pipelines in a milli-second, which will call the attention of security agents on sight.
Summary of the Dangote Refinery
In conclusion, the commissioning of the Dangote refinery marks a significant milestone in Nigeria’s pursuit of energy self-sufficiency and economic development. This state-of-the-art facility, one of the largest refineries in Africa, can refine crude oil into various petroleum products, reducing the country’s dependence on imported fuel and creating a significant export opportunity.
The Dangote refinery will stimulate job creation, attract foreign investment, and contribute to the growth of ancillary industries, thereby fostering a more diversified and robust economy.