The Soyo refinery in Angola’s northern Zaire province, will have capacity to process 110,000 barrels of oil per day when it becomes operational in 2017, according to information released during the ceremony to lay the first stone.
These figures, cited by Angolan press, indicate that on an annual basis the refinery will produce 44,500 tons of liquefied petroleum gas, 558,500 tons of gasoline, 20,700 tons of benzene, 437,200 tons of Jet A1 fuel, 853,400 tons of diesel fuel and 180 thousand tons of kerosene.
The refinery, whose construction was awarded to the the China Tianchen Engineering Corp (http://www.china-tcc.com/Plus/m_mobile/Cms/default.php?DLanguage=1), will be built in the town of Kifuquena 5 kilometres southwest of the city of Soyo, where it occupies an area of 220 hectares.
The tender document for the project outlines a residential area for 1,000 employees, a drinking and waste water production and treatment plant, a landfill site for waste and a power plant.
It will also have a processing unit, crude oil warehouse, a transport and accessory installation area, 79 tanks to store about 856,000 cubic metres of fuel, as well as a pier to moor two tankers with capacity of up to 100 tons.
The chairman of Angolan state oil company Sonangol, Francisco de Lemos, said that the new refinery would allow Angola to become self-sufficient in gasoline and diesel. (macauhub/AO/CN)