Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, founder and chairman of Dangote group makers of dangote cement, the continent's largest cement producer is building the worlds largest single train oil refinery.
At the completion of this refinery, it will cater for the country’s petroleum products consumption and also for other countries in Africa.
Aliko Dangote GCON (born 10 April 1957) is a Nigerian business magnate, investor, and owner of the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities in Nigeria and other African countries. As of March 2019, he had an estimated net worth of US$10.6 billion.
Dangote is ranked by Forbes magazine as the 100th-richest person in the world and the richest in Africa, and peaked on the list as the 23rd-richest person in the world in 2014. He surpassed Saudi-Ethiopian billionaire Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi in 2013 by over $2.6 billion to become the world's richest person of African descent. Dangote Wikipedia.
The world’s largest atmospheric towerThe world’s largest atmospheric tower was set to sail from Ningbo to Dangote refinery Lagos Nigeria. Sinopec, a chinese based oil company as shared on their Instagram page images of the largest atmospheric tower set to sail for Lagos Nigeria. The $15billion oil refinery has received a lot of equipment’s since the beginning of it construction, On July 29 2019 the worlds largest atmospheric tower set for sail to the worlds largest single train oil refinery in the world. The project begins in 2016 and is expected to be completed by 2019 and commissioned in 2020.
At full production, the facility will be able to produce 50,000,000 liters (13,000,000 US gal) of gasoline and 17,000,000 liters (4,500,000 US gal), aviation fuel and plastic products. The Dangote Refinery will be able to meet the country's entire domestic fuel demand, as well as export refined products, It will process about 650,000 barrels of crude oil daily which will be more than the country’s need, this will also help to generate exportation and increase the country’s foreign exchange.The oil refinery is situated on a 6,180 acres (2,500 hectares) site at ,lekki free trade zone, Lagos Nigeria.