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New complex for crude and bio processing planned for Port Harcourt

African Refineries Port Harcourt has awarded a Phase 1 front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract to Maire Tecnimont for the colocation of a 100kbd (5Mnta) Greenfield Refinery, at the existing Port Harcourt Refinery Battery, to process Nigerian crude oil in parallel with a biorefinery for the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), due to be operational in 2025.

At complex, crude will be process to produce Premium Motor Spirit, Automotive Gas Oil, Jet A-1, Liquefied Petroleum Gas, and Low Pour Fuel Oil; and agricultural waste, animal fats, used cooking oil, etc will be the feedstock for SAF or Biojet.