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Over 2000 XCMG machines used in Dangote Refinery construction

XCMG's XGC16000 works on the Dangote Refinery construction project.

The Dangote Refinery in Nigeria has recently begun production, relying on more than 2,000 pieces of equipment from Chinese manufacturer XCMG to be constructed.

Employing the use of excavators, cranes, road rollers, and more, the Dangote Refinery, located in Lagos, is the world’s largest single-train refinery. It will be able to process 650,000 barrels of crude oil per day and produce 12,000 megawatts of electricity, simultaneously creating over 135,000 jobs and reducing Nigeria’s reliance on oil imports.

The vast array of equipment supplied by XCMG was customised to adapt to the challenging environment of Lagos, managing high temperatures, humidity, and dust levels. In order to cope with the challenging climate posed in the African continent, XCMG provided regular on-site service and support to ensure the smooth operation of the equipment.

“XCMG has supported numerous infrastructure projects in Africa, from the Dangote Refinery to the Nairobi Expressway,” said Yang Dongsheng, CEO and chairman of XCMG. “We hope to leverage our leading advantages of construction machinery technology and equipment to support infrastructure development and create greater values for economic development and people.”

On top of the Dangote Refinery, XCMG’s tower cranes also participated in the Magufuli Bridge project spanning across Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa. Composed of a 3,200-meter-long super-large bridge and a connecting 1,660-meter-long approach bridge, it will become the longest bridge in East Africa and the longest low-tower cable-stayed bridge in Africa, connecting Gaita Province and Mwanza Province in Tanzania.

XCMG tower cranes ensured maximum efficiency and optimisation by adopting marine-grade coating technology, delivering stable and accurate slewing operations while adapting to the unfavourable working conditions and challenges.

XCMG has been China’s No. 1 construction machinery exporter to Africa since 2017.

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