(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – According to the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Mr. Simbi Wabote, the 2,500 barrels per day modular refinery under construction at Egbokor, Edo State by Duport Midstream Company Limited in collaboration with the NCDMB will be ready for inauguration in the last quarter of 2021.
Wabote disclosed this recently, during his visit to the project site to assess the progress of work on the fabrication of the tank farms, civil works, pipeline installation and other site preparation works and confirmed that the project had reached 80 percent completion.
According to a statement by the board’s corporate communication arm, the executive secretary said the modules for the two-megawatts power plant and the control room were being fabricated and assembled in Lagos for delivery to the site.
The modular refinery is part of the Duport Energy Park conceived to include a 30-million standard cubic feet per day gas processing facility and a power plant. NCDMB’s partnership with the Duport Energy Park was approved in June 2020 by the board’s Governing Council chaired by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva.
The project is being supported under NCDMB’s commercial ventures programme, which is also in sync with the agency’s vision to serve as a catalyst for the industrialisation of the Nigerian oil and gas industry and its linkage sectors.
PROJECTED IMPACT: The operational phase of the refinery will create employment for 100 persons and indirect and induced jobs for about 1,500 persons. The project will be the first integrated energy park, with a scalable and environmentally friendly modular refinery, power generation and distribution plant.