Mammoet moves 3000-tonne regenerator for Dangote refinery

dangote refrMammoet has received and transported the majority of heavy refinery components for the Dangote Refinery construction project in Nigeria, which includes a 3000-tonne regenerator, the heaviest item ever to be transported over Africa’s public road

Dangote refinery, one of the world’s largest single-train refineries, is being executed with an soul aim to boost Africa’s oil and gas markets.

Upon completion, the Dangote Refinery is expected to have the capacity to process 650,000 barrels of crude oil a day. It is set to have a significant impact on the Nigerian oil and gas industry and the nation’s overall economy, reducing its dependency on the imports of petroleum products and bringing major employment opportunities.

The 3000-tonne regenerator measures 56 metres long, 23 metres wide and 25 metres high.

Mammoet’s planning and execution, along with the support of Nigerian partner Northridge Engineering, aim to ensure that all vital components are delivered to site safely and on schedule.

Mammoet received the cargo at the new Dangote Quay Lekki, which was specifically built for the project. The components, ranging in weight and dimensions, were either received from the ship’s hook onto SPMTs or directly loaded off from Ro-Ro vessels. They were then transported over a 10-kilometre route.

Lifting and installation of the refinery equipment are seen to commence later this month. To optimise the construction process, Mammoet has drawn on its diverse fleet of equipment. This includes SPMTs, and mobile and crawler cranes ranging in capacity from 250 tonnes to 1250 tonnes.

Mammoet will have its largest heavy lift ring cranes onsite, the PTC 200 DS and PT 50, aiming to bring maximum efficiencies to the execution of the project.

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