Maire Tecnimont has just announced that its subsidiary Tecnimont has been awarded a new FEED contract by African Refineries Port Harcourt Limited (ARPHL) for a new 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery in Nigeria.
The new plant is expected to be built inside the existing Port Harcourt Refinery complex, where Tecnimont is already rehabilitating the refinery there under a $1.5bn EPC contract.
The FEED contract includes a feasibility study for the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF, or Biojet) based on NextChem technology, Tecnimont said.
ARPHL is a consortium of Nigerian and foreign investors that won a bid to run and operate the deep conversion refinery under a PPP scheme, according to its website. ARPHL notably signed a 64-year lease with the NNPC Ltd for 45ha of land within the existing complex of the state-owned Port Harcourt Refinery.
The plant is expected to be commissioned in 2025.
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