Dangote lets hydrogen production contract for Lekki refinery

Nigerian conglomerate Dangote Industries Ltd. (DIL) has let a contract to Air Liquide Engineering & Construction, a division of Air Liquide SA, Paris, to provide hydrogen production technology for subsidiary Dangote Oil Refining Co.’s (DORC) 650,000-b/d grassroots integrated refining complex now under construction in southwestern Nigeria’s Lekki Free Trade Zone (OGJ Online, Nov. 25, 2013).

Air Liquide E&C will supply two hydrogen production steam methane reformer (SMR) units for a hydrogen-generation complex that will produce 200,000 normal cu m/hr of hydrogen and high-quality steam for the DORC refinery, the service company said.

This latest equipment contract for the SMR package follows a previous contract DIL awarded to Air Liquide in 2015 for related technology licensing and process design on the Lekki project, Air Liquide E&C said.

A value of the contract was not disclosed.

On schedule to be completed during fourth-quarter 2019, DIL’s now $12-billion Lekki integrated complex will include a 650,000-b/d crude distillation unit, a 3.6 million-tonne/year polypropylene plant, a fertilizer plant, and a subsea pipeline project (OGJ Online, June 23, 2017; Apr. 27, 2017).

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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