The Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) is actively seeking global refinery managers, particularly original manufacturers with a minimum yearly turnover of at least $2 billion over the past four years, to consider the opportunity of managing the Port Harcourt Refinery.
The ongoing rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt Refinery, undertaken at a cost of $1.5 billion, includes two units: an older plant with a refining capacity of 60,000 barrels per day (bpd) and a newer one with a capacity of 150,000 bpd, totaling 210,000 bpd.
In an Expression of Interest (EOI) posted on its website, NNPCL outlined the eligibility criteria for interested organisations. They must have audited financial details for the last four years, a proven track record of working in Nigeria and other African countries, and a history of local content compliance.
The proposed contract involves both long-term and short-term production and operations planning, execution, monitoring, reporting, and optimisation of operations. Additionally, responsibilities include maintenance planning (short-term), maintenance execution, reliability, and inspection.
The selected firm will also handle engineering quality control, quality assurance, laboratory services, specialist engineering, health and safety, environmental management, turnaround maintenance planning and execution, minor projects, non-hydrocarbon procurement, and sub-contractor management.
Last month, NNPCL announced the mechanical completion of the rehabilitation of the unit with a 60,000 bpd capacity. The unit is expected to produce approximately 10.2 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) daily. The spokesperson, Femi Soneye, assured that the testing phase would conclude shortly, ensuring the refinery’s efficient operation, with completion expected within the month.