Midstream firm awaits approval, to begin operation July

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board has said that the Duport Midstream Company Limited in Edo will commence operation in July 2022.

The Executive Secretary, NCDMB, Simbi Wabote, who stated this during a facility tour of the company in Egbokor, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State on Thursday, said the DPR team would visit the facility for a final check before Duport could begin production in commercial quantity.

Wabote said, “The plan is that on July 18, DPR will come and do the final check in terms of giving us the approval to introduce hydrocarbon into the refinery. So, between now and the end of July this refinery in addition to the one we have in Ibigwe in Imo State, will become operational.

“This will be the second refinery that will switch on in July. Currently, one of our refineries is working, which is Watersmith Modular Refinery which is producing 5,000bpd and serving the eastern market. In terms of our modular refinery operation, by July, this one will commence operation to tell you that there are modular refineries working in the country.

The Chief Executive Officer, Duport Midstream Company Limited, Akintoye Akindele, said production would begin after the final assessment of the facility is done by the regulatory agency.

“At the moment, we can process 60-million-scf of gas daily. This refinery is a 10,000 barrel per day refinery and we will start with 2,500 barrel per day. The power plant capacity is over 50 megawatts and we are starting with five megawatts. We have a 32-racks data center that can go up to 100 racks.

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