Ahead of the full implementation of its refinery project in Port Harcourt Rivers State, African Refineries Port Harcourt Limited has awarded Phase 1 contract for the colocation of a Greenfield Refinery to Messrs Tecnimont SpA (being part of Maire Tecnimont Group, a global oil & gas refining, chemical & petrochemical, fertilizers and power EPC company) as the FEED contractor.
A statement issued by the Chief Executive Officer, ARPHL, Mr Omotayo Adebajo, said the 100,000bpd name plate capacity refinery would process Nigerian crude oil and produce Premium Motor Spirit, Automotive Gas Oil, Jet A-1, Liquefied Petroleum Gas, and Low Pour Fuel Oil.
This followed the conclusion of negotiations with NNPC to acquire a 10 per cent equity stake in ARPHL’s 100,000BPD refinery at the same location.
It stated that, “The Front-End Engineering Design contract is the first step towards implementing a plant for the processing up to 100,000 barrels per day of crude oil and, for the first time in Nigeria, contribute with the world decarbonisation targets, by implanting, in parallel, a prototype plant utilising green technologies for the production of sustainable aviation fuel or Biojet from waste (such as agricultural waste, animal fats, used cooking oil). The plant will be developed at the existing Port Harcourt Refinery Battery Limit and due to be operational in 2025.