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Dangote Refinery Jetty Gets First Ship, BBC Naples

The Dangote Oil Refinery Jetty on Sunday September 23, 2018 took delivery of 132 metres long, 9,755 tonnes general cargo ship being operated by BB Chartering at the Lekki Free Trade Zone, Lagos.
The ship, which Hull Blyth Nigeria Limited is its agent arrived the Dangote Refinery Jetty at 18.18 hours on Sunday after a 40-day voyage, to deliver essential equipment for ongoing construction work at the Dangote Refinery.
It loaded its cargoes for the Dangote Oil Refinery at Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates and Richards Bay, South Africa.
In his comment on the historic ship call, the Managing Director of BBC Chartering Mideast Limited, Mr. Denis Bandura, said, “Today our vessel ‘BBC Naples’ arrived at the Dangote Lekki Jetty. It is the maiden call at the newly constructed jetty, and BBC Chartering is very proud to have partnered with Dangote Group to make this milestone a reality.
“The vessel is delivering essential equipment for the construction of Dangote Oil Refinery, and BBC Chartering remains committed to provide its full capacity at a strategic level to ensure the successful delivery of this very important project.”
The Managing Director of Hull Blyth, Christian Holm also expressed delight at the berthing of the ship.
His words; “Hull Blyth is honored to oversee the first vessel – ‘BBC Naples’ – at the Dangote Lekki Jetty. The unrelenting effort of Dangote Group, Nigerian Ports Authority and BBC Chartering has made the opening of the jetty a reality, and it starts a new important phase in the construction of the Dangote Oil Refinery.
“Hull Blyth has a long history of logistic support to Dangote Group, and the oil refinery project has utmost priority as it will provide decisive benefit to Nigeria for many years to come.”
With a projected capacity of 650,000 barrels per day, the Dangote Refinery is expected to be the world’s biggest single-train facility upon completion in 2020.
The multi-billion dollars refinery will produce various petroleum products including Euro-V quality gasoline and diesel, as well as jet fuel and polypropylene.

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