A piece of very vital equipment that will process crude oil for Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals Company has just arrived Lekki, the group’s refinery site in Lagos, Punch says.
The Details: The equipment is a crude distillation column capable of delivering 650,000 barrels per stream day (BPSD). The crude oil processor is also famed as the largest oil processing equipment in the world, according to a statement from the firm.
“The significant equipment has a weight of 2,250 metric tonnes; length, 112.5 metres; width, 14.036 metres; and height, 13.752 metres. The above-mentioned weight does not include the weight of the internal trays which is about 536 MT,” the company said.
About the equipment: Captain Rajen Sachar, who is the Head, Maritime and Ports Infrastructure for the company, gave more details of the refinery’s capacity. He noted that the refinery would produce Euro-V quality petrol and diesel, as well as jet fuel and polypropylene when completed.
Describing the delivery of the crude oil processor, he hinted that the machine was manufactured by Sinopec in China. He also added that the machine is the primary equipment used for refining crude oil into petroleum products.
Sachar, who was elated about the delivery of the equipment, said the refinery would serve neighbouring African countries in the continent well, by providing cost-effective, high-grade petroleum products to them.
“This refinery with a capacity of 650,000 bpsd is higher than the total demand of Nigeria, thus catapulting Nigeria from a net importer of petroleum products to a net exporter of petroleum products,” he said.
What you should know: On July 29, the world’s largest atmospheric tower built by Sinopec, China’s leading energy and chemical company slowly left a wharf in Ningbo, China for the shores of Lagos in Africa’s biggest economy, Nigeria.
On July 29, the world's largest atmospheric tower built by Sinopec slowly left a wharf in Ningbo. Following the Maritime #SilkRoad, it will travel to #Nigeria and be installed at the world’s biggest single-train facility – Nigeria's Dangote Refinery. pic.twitter.com/8zBJesejn1
— Sinopec (@SinopecNews) July 29, 2019
According to experts, the primary purpose of the atmospheric distillation tower is to separate crude oil into its components (or distillation cuts, distillation fractions) for further processing by other processing units.
It took 14 months for the crude oil processor to be constructed by Sinopec in China and eight weeks to bring it to Nigeria.
Update: Health Minister states side effects of COVID-19 vaccines
Dr. Osagie Ehanire has disclosed the side effect of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has stated the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines, which he said is mild.
The minister disclosed this during the live broadcast when President Muhammadu Buhari took his vaccine shot on Saturday.
According to the Minister, the reactions are usually mild and only few people had complained of mild pain in the part of the body they got the shot.
He said, “It is not everybody that complained of reactions/side effects but few had complained of mild pain at the part of the body they got the shot.
”Usually manufacturing vaccines take not less than 4 years but this only took about 1 year, which is the reason some people are apprehensive about the vaccines. This was manufactured in the United Kingdom and has been certified.”
Ehanire, explained that the jab is painless as a narrow gauge syringe was used with a small quantity injected in the upper arm.
He added that the after-effects are mild but accompanied by little discomfort in the area that was injected.
Present at the brief ceremony were the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari and other members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, senior government officials and journalists.
Update: President Buhari, VP Osinbajo get COVID-19 vaccine shots
President Buhari and VP Osinbajo have been vaccinated against COVID-19 on Saturday at the State House, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have been vaccinated against COVID-19 on Saturday at the State House, Abuja.
President Buhari and VP, who received his COVID-19 vaccine shot on Live TV broadcast, urged Nigerians to emulate him and do the same to curb the pandemic in the most populous black nation.
Both were administered their jabs, on Saturday morning, at the Banquet Hall of the presidential villa, Abuja at a ceremony broadcast live on national television.
Their inoculation followed their e-registration and filling out of their vaccination cards by the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib.
Vaccination of Buhari was done by Chief Personal Physician to the President, Dr Suhayb Rafindadi.
Osinbajo was also vaccinated by his personal physician, Dr Nicholas Audifferen.
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