V Fuels was celebrating the achievement of Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) for the Cabinda refinery as we rounded up this edition. The fabricator’s message was clear: “We got this”. The first of the three phase 90,000Barrels Per Day crude processing facility to be installed in the enclave in the country’s northwest was inching to completion.
Things were also shaping up on location in Algeria’s Hassi Messaoud, where the joint venture of Técnicas Reunidas SA of Spain and South Korea’s Samsung Engineering has been tasked with engineering, construction, and procurement (EPC) contract for the 110,000BPD Hassi Messaoud III refinery. And of course, we are all aware that the next 12 months are the last 12 months on construction site for the epic 650,000BPD Dangote Refinery in Nigeria.
This last one year has been, for us here, one of the few moments in our 21 years of publishing the African hydrocarbon story, when we could proudly say that the “building is taking shape”.
True, we are not denying that the refining boom has come a tad late. The continent’s industrialization process has dragged. We just don’t want to worry about the negative part of the optics now.
Welcome to the REFINING GAP ANNUAL 2022.
And while you’re checking on the four pages devoted to the theme, be sure to catch up on production data, rig activity, domestic gas market and upstream asset sale in this April 2022 edition of our authoritative trade journal.
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