Building one of the world’s largest oil refinery projects
By Andy Brown21 August 2023
Construction has recently completed on one of the world’s largest oil refinery projects, Dangote Refinery in Nigeria.
The Dangote Refinery project covers an area of 2,200 hectares and has the capability to process 650,000 barrels of crude oil per day into refined petroleum products, helping Nigeria to become an oil refining country.
The refinery will produce 12,000 megawatts of electricity and create more than 135,000 permanent jobs. The refinery has begun production.
Over the past few years, XCMG Machinery has participated in this mega refinery project with more than 2,000 units of equipment, including excavators, cranes and road rollers.
During construction, the average runtime of a single XCMG excavator was reported to be more than 8,000 hours. In order to cope with the harsh environment – Lagos has high temperatures, humidity, and dust, which pose great challenges to the adaptability and reliability of construction machinery equipment – XCMG made customised upgrades and improvements to ensure optimum performance.
XCMG also deployed teams of engineers and technicians to the project to facilitate the on-site equipment.
The China based OEM says that, since 2017, it has been the country’s number one construction machinery exporter to Africa.
“XCMG has supported numerous infrastructure projects in Africa, from the Dangote Refinery to the Nairobi Expressway. 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,” said Yang Dongsheng, CEO and Chairman of XCMG.