Somewhere on the outskirts of Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, is an ongoing mammoth project unlike any other. The location of the project is a vast area of swampland in the Lekki area and the brain behind it is Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, who has put his money where his mouth is by setting aside USD 12 Bn for the project.
Dangote is looking to build the world’s largest petroleum refinery in Nigeria and to make it all come together, he’s had to really push the limits. And on the latest edition of “Pushing The Limits,” Aliko Dangote’s refinery complex will soon take delivery of the world’s largest atmospheric tower which has just set sail from China.
The atmospheric crude tower, which helps in processing heavy crude oils, will be installed at the world’s biggest single-train facility – Nigeria’s Dangote Refinery.
On July 29, the world’s largest atmospheric tower built by Sinopec slowly left a Wharf in Ningbo. Following the Maritime Silk Road, it will travel to Nigeria and be installed at the world’s biggest single-train facility – Nigeria’s Dangote Refinery.
With a diameter of 12 metres, a length of 112.56 metres and a unit weight of 2,252 tons, the Nigeria-bound atmospheric tower is the biggest of its kind.
According to weetracker.com