NNPCL Reveals Date Test Run Will be completed at Port-Harcourt refinery

Test run on the 60,000-bpd refinery in Port-Harcourt will be completed this month ahead of the full resumption of work later, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL) has stated.

This was disclosed by the spokesperson for the NNPCL, Femi Soneye, on Thursday.

He said, “Testing will conclude shortly, ensuring the refinery’s efficient operation. That phase will be completed this month.”

The refinery, which is currently under repair, is set to commence operations at an initial processing rate of 60,000 barrels per day.

The NNPCL will achieve its maximum capacity of 210,000 barrels per day later in the year.

In December, the NNPCL announced the successful completion of the Area 5 section of the Port-Harcourt refinery, including the mechanical completion and flare start-up.

Recall that the federal government, in March 2021, had approved a $1.5 billion contract to repair the 210,000-barrel capacity Port-Harcourt refinery. The rehabilitation project, which is handled by an Italian company, Tecnimont SPA, was slated to run in three phases spanning 18, 24, and 44 months.

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