Arrival of BBC Naples at new Dangote jetty assures early delivery of refinery
Recent safe arrival and berthing of the first ship, BBC Naples at the new Dangote Jetty carrying essential equipment for the ongoing construction work at the Dangote Refinery has signaled possibility of delivering the refining facility on schedule.
Dangote Oil Refinery jetty located at the Lekki Free Trade Zone in Lagos, successfully received the 132-metre long, 9,755-tonne general cargo ship operated by BB Chartering, while Hull Blyth Nigeria Limited is its agent.
The ship which arrived the Dangote Refinery jetty at 18.18 hours on Sunday after a 40-day voyage, loaded its cargoes for the Dangote Oil Refinery at Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Richards Bay, South Africa.
The Managing Director of BBC Chartering Mid East Ltd, Mr. Denis Bandura, in his remarks on the safe arrival averred that “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 refinery project, which is expected to end Nigeria’s dependence on imported petroleum products, is projected to generate an estimated 9,500 direct and 25,000 indirect jobs.
Business Hilights recalls that President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, recently said he had mobilized more than $4.5bn in debt financing for the project and the arrival of the vessels carrying most of the massive components are solid assurances on the timely delivery of the first indigenous private refinery in Nigeria.