17 New Facts You Need To Know About The Dangote Refinery


President Muhammadu Buhari will commission the Dangote Petroleum Refinery & Petrochemicals, the world’s largest single train refinery, in Lagos (Monday).


The event will be attended by prominent Nigerian politicians, business leaders, and members of the diplomatic corps from around the world.



Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has promoted his new refinery with 17 fascinating facts. The refinery is set to be one of the largest in the world, with a capacity of 650,000 barrels per day.

The refinery will also create jobs for thousands of Nigerians and is expected to boost the country’s economy. In addition to refining crude oil, the facility will also produce fertilizers, petrochemicals, and other products.

The refinery will use cutting-edge technology and will be one of the most advanced in the world. It will also be environmentally friendly and will comply with international standards.


Overall, the is poised to be a game-changer for Nigeria and the African continent as a whole.

Below are 17 facts Ejes Gist has compiled about the refinery for you:



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1.The refinery is located in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, covering a land area of approximately 2,635 hectares (seven times the size of Victoria Island).

2.It is the World’s Largest Single-Train 650,000 barrels per day Petroleum Refinery with 900 KTPA Polypropylene Plant.


3.The 435 MW Power Plant in the Refinery alone will be able to meet the total power requirement of Ibadan DisCoof 860,316 MWh covering five States including Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Kwara and Ekiti.

17 Must-Know Facts about the Dangote Refinery


4.Dangote Petroleum Refinery can meet 100% of the Nigerian requirement of all refined products (Gasoline, 53million litres per day; Diesel, 34 litres per day; Kerosene, 10 million litres per day and Aviation Jet, 2 million litresper day) and also have surplus of each of these products for export.

5.It is designed for 100% Nigerian Crude with flexibility to process other crudes.


6.Self-sufficient Marine facility with ability for freight optimization. Largest single order of 5 SPMs anywhere in the world.

7.Designed to process large variety of crudes including many of the African Crudes, some of the Middle Eastern Crudes and the US Light Tight Oil.


8.65 Million Cubic Metres of Sand dredged costing approx. Euros €300 million, using the world’s largest, the second largest and the tenth largest dredgers to elevate the height by 1.5 metres, to insure against any potential impact of increase in mean sea level due to global warming.


9.Bought 332 cranes to build up equipment installation capacity since the current capacity in Nigeria is extremely poor.

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10.Built the world’s largest granite quarry to supply coarse aggregate, stone column material, stone base, stone dust & material for break water. (10 million tonnes per year production capacity).

11.Developed a port and constructed two quays with a load bearing capacity of 25 tonnes/ sq meter to bring Over Dimensional Cargoes close to the site directly.

17 facts about Dangote Refinery

12.Constructed two more quays in the port with a capacity to handle up to Panamax vessels to export the fertiliser and the petrochemicals, and two quays to handle liquid cargoes. The port will thus have 6 quays, including a Roll-on/Roll-off quay.


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13.In the course of the civil works, some days 700 piles were drilled daily, and the total number of piles came to 250,000.

14.It has 177 tanks of 4.742 billion litre capacity.

15.Total tanker loading of 2,900. This number is based on tanker capacity of 33KL.

16.Temporary housing units on the premises can house 33,000 persons.

17.The Dangote Refinery Plant is a legacy project that will see Nigeria netting $21 billion per annum.

17 New Facts You Need To Know About The Dangote Refinery 



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