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Port Harcourt Refinery Embarks On Rehabilitation Programme by saintjoel(m): 10:28pm On Jun 04, 2015
PORT HARCOURT Refining Company (PHRC) Limited, has unveiled plans to embark on rehabilitation project to meet local needs of petroleum product in the country.

The Managing Director of the company, Dr. Bafred Audu Enjugu, said last week in Port Harcourt, that the management of the company, with support of the parent Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), have embarked on rehabilitation of Area I which hosts the crude distillation unit (CDU) to pave way for Psimultaneous operations and upgrade of other units ahead of July when crude supply to the plant is expected to be restored.

According to Enjugu, Area I of the refining complex is prioritised because of process sequence while the optimization units such as the Catalytic Reformation Unit (CRU) and the Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) are to be rehabilitated subsequently. The later units, he said, further process initial output of the CDU to produce premium products used for blending primary products of CDU to achieve products of high octane rating.

Enjugu explained that the contract could not progress when Technimont submitted outrageous charges and failed to provide performance guarantee for the job.

Pointing at the strategic economic and security importance of the refineries, Enjugu said that NNPC cannot give up on the refineries, and thus decided to mobilize its retired and active workforce as well as credible indigenous contractors with reputation of performance to take the challenge.

“The people are eager to prove that the plant can be recovered to full capacity, and I can tell you nobody knows the plant half as much as those who have spent their lifetime running it and maintaining it,” he pointed out.


On the standard of work, Enjugu said that all the technicians deployed in the work are skill certified, adding that their knowledge, experience, discipline and perseverance would be brought to bear on the job.

“On standards, I can tell you that it is more difficult not to comply than to comply,” he stressed, adding that the plants have sufficient intelligent sensors that call attention to errors, omissions and faults.

No lost time on injury is expected during the rehabilitation project, he explained, pointing out that safety experts from sister refineries of NNPC at Warri and Kaduna have been mobilised to Port Harcourt to assist during the entire period of the work.

On the values to be created by the ongoing rehabilitation of the plants, Enjugu pointed out that the strategy has afforded Nigerians the first full opportunity to handle a significant scope of refinery rehabilitation in the country, explaining that success of indigenous technicians at the job would resonate across Africa.

The Executive Director in charge of Operations at the Company, Engr. V. A. Ugochukwu, explained that the refinery had concentrated on production of low value products in the past because units that optimize full value production were not available due to long period without required Turn-Around Maintenance.

He said the company’s operations and maintenance team has robust experience to bring the plants to full operations, to add maximum value to crude oil, and pump out premium products to the market.

Executive Director in charge of Services at the complex, Ralph Ugwu, stated that the rehabilitation project is receiving full host community support and has seen unprecedented staff enthusiasm in tackling such an intricate and complicated challenge.

According to him, the rehabilitation work is to be carried out by indigenous workforce without compromising standards, adding that the project model would give full expression to the targets and objectives of the highly applauded Nigerian Content policy which, he explained, has been very successful in the upstream sector of the petroleum industry.

ANOTHER BONUS FOR PMB'S GOVERNMENT.

http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/06/port-harcourt-refinery-embarks-on-rehabilitation-programme/
Re: Port Harcourt Refinery Embarks On Rehabilitation Programme by FastShipping: 10:32pm On Jun 04, 2015
GMB! Change is finally here.

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Re: Port Harcourt Refinery Embarks On Rehabilitation Programme by praise010(m): 10:33pm On Jun 04, 2015
wrong caption
Re: Port Harcourt Refinery Embarks On Rehabilitation Programme by 9jii(m): 10:33pm On Jun 04, 2015
Too much action.
Six years were truly wasted by the clueless

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Re: Port Harcourt Refinery Embarks On Rehabilitation Programme by ammyluv2002(f): 10:33pm On Jun 04, 2015
Nice....can't wait!
Re: Port Harcourt Refinery Embarks On Rehabilitation Programme by sammyj: 10:36pm On Jun 04, 2015
Great news Change as come. Nigeria will be great again !!! cool

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Re: Port Harcourt Refinery Embarks On Rehabilitation Programme by richybanky(m): 10:40pm On Jun 04, 2015
Good news.. Nigeria going to be great again smiley
Re: Port Harcourt Refinery Embarks On Rehabilitation Programme by Beremx(f): 10:46pm On Jun 04, 2015
Lalasticlala, oya o! Where art thou?
Front page things grin grin
Re: Port Harcourt Refinery Embarks On Rehabilitation Programme by Sandydayz(f): 10:52pm On Jun 04, 2015
Its high tym i hear sum good news...
Re: Port Harcourt Refinery Embarks On Rehabilitation Programme by Yeske2(m): 10:56pm On Jun 04, 2015
Everybody waking up, if only Buhari had been around for the past years the clueless one held fort, i'm sure Americans will be queuing up for our visa. Baba hasn't started work yet and things are already taking shape. Na God win

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Re: Port Harcourt Refinery Embarks On Rehabilitation Programme by Nobody: 11:02pm On Jun 04, 2015
This is not the first time we are seeing a move like this which had always ended up creating avenues for treasury looting... Here's the cost involved in the maintainance: Port Harcourt Refineries; $550 million, Kaduna Refineries; $600 million and Warri Refinery; $180 million. which is a whole lot of money. If NNPC had ealier sent some of their engineers to the builders abroad to learn the repair processes with a view to saving costs, this shouldn't have been an issue at the moment. the refineries had the capacity to process 445,000 barrels of crude oil per day, they could currently process only 60,000 barrels per day as a result of maintenance problem and movement of crude through the pipelines
Re: Port Harcourt Refinery Embarks On Rehabilitation Programme by barry40: 11:05pm On Jun 04, 2015
It is overdue. I pray the rehabilitation will be successfully concluded. At least, this will ameliorate the suffering of the general masses especially budding entrepreneurs in the running of their businesses. The cost of maintaining generators both fuel and oil with repairs is too much to bear. That is one of the reasons you find out that imported goods are cheaper than Made in Nigeria counterpart product.
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Re: Port Harcourt Refinery Embarks On Rehabilitation Programme by bakila: 11:17pm On Jun 04, 2015
Looting again?? You must be joking. Do you know what date is it in our political calander? Even PDP Chieftians will not allow that magnitude of looting again.
TontoDickson:
This is not the first time we are seeing a move like this which had always ended up creating avenues for treasury looting... Here's the cost involved in the maintainance: Port Harcourt Refineries; $550 million, Kaduna Refineries; $600 million and Warri Refinery; $180 million. which is a whole lot of money. If NNPC had ealier sent some of their engineers to the builders abroad to learn the repair processes with a view to saving costs, this shouldn't have been an issue at the moment. the refineries had the capacity to process 445,000 barrels of crude oil per day, they could currently process only 60,000 barrels per day as a result of maintenance problem and movement of crude through the pipelines
Re: Port Harcourt Refinery Embarks On Rehabilitation Programme by Dannyset(m): 11:21pm On Jun 04, 2015
Port Harcourt a PDP state to get its first dividends from Baba. Its a great news for Nigeria at large. Many more to come.
Re: Port Harcourt Refinery Embarks On Rehabilitation Programme by kennydee05(m): 11:32pm On Jun 04, 2015
Great decision. Nigerians will be proud of Nigeria again.
Re: Port Harcourt Refinery Embarks On Rehabilitation Programme by sheymoni(m): 11:35pm On Jun 04, 2015
This is good news

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