Nigeria has the third highest planned FCC capacity globally: GlobalData

FCC IndiaNigeria’s Lagos I refinery is expected to start to operations in 2019. (Image source: skeeze/Pixabay)Analysis of planned Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) unit capacity of refineries shows that the Ratnagiri refinery in India has the highest planned FCC capacity globally, with 312 mbl per day during 2018 to 2022, with China and Nigeria following with 304 mbl and 247 mbl per day respectively, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company

The Ratnagiri refinery in India is expected to start operations in 2022 with a total capex of US$40bn. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd is the operator of the refinery.

The Dayushan Island refinery in China has the second highest planned FCC capacity with 304 mbl per day. The refinery is expected to start operations in 2018 with a total capex of US$15bn. Zhejiang Petrochemical Co Ltd is the operator for the refinery.

The Lagos I refinery in Nigeria has the third highest planned FCC capacity in 2022, with a capacity of 247 mbl per day. The refinery is expected to start operations in 2019. Dangote Group is the operator for Lagos I refinery.

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Pulau Muara Besar has the fourth highest planned FCC capacity with 171.6 mbl per day. The refinery is located in Brunei and is expected to start operations in 2019. Hengyi Industries Sdn Bhd is the operator. Pulau Muara Besar has a total capex of US$3.4bn.

The Jizan refinery in Saudi Arabia has the fifth highest FCC capacity with 156 mbl per day. The refinery is expected to start operations in 2018 with a total capex of US$7bn. Saudi Arabian Oil Co is the operator.

Dalian III and Manila refineries are jointly in sixth for planned FCC capacity in 2022, each with a capacity 152 mbl per day. The refineries are expected to start operations in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Co, Ltd. is the operator for Dalian III refinery, while China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation is the operator for Manila refinery.

The remaining refineries with planned FCC capacities are Pengerang in Malaysia, Palu in Indonesia and Panjin II in China. These have capacities of 140 mbl, 117 mbl and 117 mbl per day respectively.

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