Duport refinery to boost petrol, kerosene, CNG production in Edo

By Isaac Olamikan

Managing Director of Duport Midstream Company Limited, Dr Akintoye Akindele, has said its energy park would boost the production of naphtha, diesel, kerosene, CNG, LPG and LNG in Edo in furtherance of the state government’s industrialization drive.

Akindele said this during a visit of the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote, to the energy park complex in Egbokor, in Edo State.

The Duport Energy Park is the second refinery project in Edo State after the Edo Modular Refinery in Ologbo, which is a 6600bpd facility established through a joint venture between the Edo Refinery and Petrochemical Limited and AIPCC Energy Limited, The Trumpet gathered.

Akindele said: “NCDMB has been a big part of Duport’s success story. It takes more than finance but also advice, technical and commercial, to build a novel and unique project. Duport Energy Park will refine crude oil into naphtha, AGO, otherwise known as diesel, Heavy Fuel Oil and DPK, known popularly as kerosine as well as process gas to CNG, LPG and LNG.”

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He added that the facility is the second firm in Nigeria to acquire a tier-4 data centre license.

Engr. Wabote, on his part, said Duport Energy Park was the first integrated energy park in Nigeria, with a 2,500 barrels refinery, CNG Gas processing plant, 10 megawatts power plant, and a data centre.

A member of the Board of Directors of the Duport Energy Park, Dr Olatutu Sholeye, expressed delight at the work done, adding that it had created employment opportunities and built capacities among the youths in the state.

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