Dangote Petroleum refinery, which is expected to have a capacity of processing 650,000 barrels per day(bpd), has announced the completion of pilling works described as the largest in the world. This disclosure was made by Group Executive Director (GED), Strategy, Capital Projects and Portfolio Development for Dangote, Mr. Edwin Devakumar in Lagos.
Dangote refinery project
The GED explained that the pilling work is a 148,000 pile, making it a construction project with the largest number of piles in the world. He equally said the civil works and underground works have been completed while the super structure work and some of the building works are coming up.
‘‘The next phase of the work is piping. And as you know, we have announced the plan to complete mechanical works by December 2020 which I believe we will be able to do. As planned, December 2020 is the plant and mechanical completion while commissioning will come up in the first quarter of 2021,” said the GED.
Skill acquisition programme
On the skill acquisition programme for Ibeju/Lekki youths, Devakumar, explained that the six months intensive programme was designed to empower and create job opportunities for 200 youths. He noted that the programme which was organised by Dangote Petroleum Refinery and facilitated by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) remained Dangote’s contribution towards addressing the challenge of youth unemployment.
The skill acquisition programme cuts across a wide range of vocational skills which included; plumbing, furniture and carpentry, bricklaying, welding, iron bending, auto mechanic and electrical works. The GED told the graduands to put the skills acquired during their training to good use in a bid to better their lives and that of their families.