Waltersmith refinery ready for October start
Waltersmith Petroman’s modular refinery has been completed and will begin operations on October 14, the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has said.
Work began on the 5,000 barrel per day plant, in Imo State, in October 2018. Initial production will be of diesel. NCDMB bought a 30% stake in the refinery project in June 2018 for $10 million.
Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed toured the facility, at Ibigwe in the Ohaji/Egbema local government area, on September 15. The minister said the refinery, and other similar projects, were key achievements of the current administration. The government will provide Waltersmith with all the support it needs to grow, he continued.
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