Businesspeople visit the future site of the Soyo refinery in Angola

20 January 2020

Thirty-one representatives of various Angolan and foreign companies interested in building the future oil refinery in the municipality of Soyo, in Angola’s Zaire province, on Friday visited the plot where the project will be built to process 100,000 barrels of oil per day, the Angolan press reported.

The representatives also took advantage of their visit to Soyo to find out more about the operation of the combined-cycle power plant and the local port that will support the project.

The chief executive of Sonangol Refinação, Joaquim Soares Kiteculo, said at the end that the visit is part of the public tender, which is in the phase of preparation and submission of proposals due to be delivered by next March.

The construction of the Soyo refinery is part of a programme that also includes building refineries in Cabinda, with capacity for 60,000 barrels per day and another in Lobito (Benguela province), with capacity for 200,000 barrels per day.

The programme also provides for the rehabilitation and modernisation of the Luanda refinery, which should quadruple its production capacity from 300 to 1,200 tonnes per year. (macauhub)