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Chemex Modular to expand Nigerian refinery

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Chemex Modular, LLC has announced it has reached terms in principle with its long time client and business partner Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Ltd (NDPR) to expand NDPR's existing refining capacity from 1000 bbls of crude per day to 11 000 bpd. In addition to its existing diesel only (automotive gas oil) production capacity, the expanded refinery will allow NDPR to supply increased diesel capacity, jet fuel (aircraft turbine fuel), gasoline (premium motor spirits), and marine diesel oil.

Chemex Modular designed and fabricated the existing NDPR refinery, which was commissioned in 2012 and has been utilised at full capacity since 2012. NDPR currently operates the only privately-held petroleum refinery in Nigeria, and does so profitably.

Chemex Modular is proud to have been selected to provide the additional expansion equipment and technological services. The new units will include additional crude distillation units, a naphtha hydrotreater, a naphtha splitter, and a catalytic reforming unit for the production of gasoline. The expansion will provide numerous additional local jobs for skilled operators, technicians, and plant maintenance personnel.

Chemex Modular and NDPR expect commissioning of the expansion to occur in early 2018.

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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