Dangote Engineer Trainees share experience from India, ready for Refinery take-off

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Monday, February 06, 2018 12.00PM / Proshare WebTV 

Nigerian Engineer Trainees with the Dangote Petrochemical Refinery, on over a year training in India gaining insight and exposure first hand on the processes in a refinery, have been sharing their experience since returning back to the country. 

India has over 20 refineries with a robust and solid expertise for training petroleum and chemical engineers, which informed the choice for its choice as a a training base for the Dangote graduate engineers. 

In their presentations the Engineer Trainees in three separate sessions covering “Cracking Catalysts”, “Continuous Regeneration” and “Crude Distillation”. 

They listed the benefits and importance of the training acquired to include; Increased value of human assets, increased productivity and profitability for the company, efficient operations in the Refinery  with adherence to best quality and safety practices, improved ability to realize specific goals set out in the refinery’s business plan.  

The Dangote Engineer trainees also shared that they were eligible from their experience to take up planned and lead roles in the Refinery, when it commences full operations. 

Engr. B.A Shoyede Technical Consultant On Refinery & Petrochemical Projects, Dangote Industries in his remarks said he was impressed with the performance and conduct of the Engineer Trainees, and counseled them to be apply themselves on the job in the  Petrochemical Refinery.  

Since July 2015, over 150 engineer trainees from Nigeria have been engaged by Dangote Industries on the Petrochemical refinery operations training.

The Dangote Industries management plan to send an additional 750 engineer trainees, making it a total of 900 that will be prepared and equipped for the refinery operations.

Apart from India, the engineers will go for specialized trainings in Europe and America, to boost their skills and capacity.

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