Dangote Refinery says “No cause for alarm” over fire

Dangote Refinery says "No cause for alarm" over fire
A section of Dangote refinery in flame. Source: X
Dangote refinery says "no cause for alarm" over fire
A section of dangote refinery in flame. Source: x

Dangote Industries Ltd. has confirmed a minor fire incident at the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) in the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemicals company located at the Lekki free trade zone in Lagos.

The fire occured on Wednesday morning but was swiftly contained.

Mr Anthony Chiejina, the Group Head of Corporate Communications at Dangote Group, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos.

Chiejina said: “There is no cause for alarm as the refinery is operating and there is no recorded injury or harm to any of our staff on duty.”

He said that emergency services responded on time to contain the incident.

Although initial reports said no injuries were sustained.

According to him, the cause of the fire is currently unknown, and investigations are underway to determine the extent of the damage and the cause of the incident.

BRANDPOWER reports that the Dangote Refinery is a massive project with a projected refining capacity of 650,000 barrels per day.

The 650,000 barrels per day Dangote Petroleum Refinery commenced production of diesel and aviation fuel in January.

The first crude delivery was done on 12 December 2023, and the sixth cargo was delivered on 8 January.

The company made a further move towards the commencement of the production of refined petroleum products with the receipt of an additional one million barrels of bonny light crude supplied by the Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC Ltd).

In April, the company commenced supplying petroleum products to the local market.