Hydrocracking processors for Dangote

ATB Riva Calzoni has manufactured at the request of Dangote ltd two mild hydrocracking processors of UOP process.

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Project: Dangote Project
Company: ATB Riva Calzoni
Location: Lekki Free Trade Zone - Lagos (Nigeria)
Category: Oil and Gas Project
Customer: Dangote Ltd
End User: Dangote Ltd
Period: 2017-2018

Dangote is oil and gas project for the construction of the new refinery at the Lekki Free Trade Zone, Nigeria, in the state of Lagos, began in September 2016, ATB Riva Calzoni has manufactured at the request of Dangote Ltd - Engineers India Ltd. (EIL) for project management consultancy (PMC) and engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) - two mild hydrocracking processors of UOP process, 1,400 tons each one, made of low-alloy steel with the addition of vanadium.

The Oil and Gas equipment will be part of the African refinery, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean; the project will include a crude distillation unit, single-train residual fluid catalytic cracking unit, diesel hydrotreating unit, continuous catalyst regeneration unit, alkylation unit, polypropylene unit, as well as utilities and off sites, including a captive power plant and associated infrastructure, according to EIL. The two hydrocracking reactors are among the largest components for the petrochemical sector of this kind ever produced by the company, both by weight and by size.

ATB Riva Calzoni’s hydrocracking technology has gained over the years a wealth of design and manufacturing experience. Since 1997, when the company started to use vanadium steel, it has produced 118 units. The order is also important from an economic point of view. Dangote, a group headed by Nigerian entrepreneur Aliko Dangote, has set the deadline for completion by May 2018. Pressure vessels, which will be part of the crude oil plant, are being manufactured in the workshop of Roncadelle in the province of Brescia, and in Porto Marghera, Venice, where they will be completed and shipped by sea.