Managing Director of the Port Harcourt Oil Refinery, Ibrahim Onoja says the project is over 75 percent complete.
This was disclosed in a report put together by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) to show the level of progress recorded at the refinery.
Onoja also said that most of the procurement have been completed, adding that the Refinery is expected to be up and running by December.
Part of the statement reads,
“Over 75% of this task has been completed and accelerated as workers run day and night shifts. We have completed most of the procurement, we have gone over 98%, and most of them are now delivered.
“We have refineries in the world that are over a hundred years old, the basic static equipment which is the metallic part you see remains fundamentally the same.
“Upgrades happen over the years, yes, the Port Harcourt refinery was built in 1965, but as time went on, the instrumentation equipment was upgraded.
The Refinery is expected to be up and running by December, 2023