Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals have built a Jetty using Sandbar Breakwater technology to reduce coastal erosion and protect the shorelines. Furthermore, the jetty will allow fishing activities in Lekki communities, putting to rest the fears of fishermen in that region.
Speaking on behalf of the Head of Maritime & Ports Infrastructure, Dangote Oil Refining Company Limited, Capt. Rajen Sachar, the General Manager (Survey), Dangote Oil Refining Company Limited, Rajnish Kumar Gupta, explained that the Sandbar Breakwaters don’t interfere with wildlife habitats.
“They may change how wave transmission energy occurs, but this doesn’t change the fact that the animals will still have a place that they can call home,” he said.
Reduction of pressure and risk on the road network
According to Kumar Gupta, the facility is built in a way that it can handle large vessels of up to 16,000 metric tonnes (MT).
“The Jetty has a soil stabilized back up pavement covering approximately 17,750 square meters, available for stacking the cargoes prior their onward movement to the refinery,” elaborated the General Manager adding that, “the project would reduce the pressure on the road by providing an alternative route for the transportation of personnel and equipment headed to the Dangote Oil Refinery site.”
The Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) Jetty will handle the receipt of all refinery project cargo including over-dimensional cargoes and subsequent haulage to the designated laydown areas for the construction of the Dangote refinery.
This will eliminate road transport risk and support the timely and successful construction of the refinery in line with the aspiration of Nigerians and investors.
Having crossed all hurdles, the 650,000 barrels a day Dangote refinery will commence full production by early next year.