"The Cabinda Refinery equipment was tested in Houston, at the facilities of VFuels, the company responsible for its construction. its assembly in Cabinda", informed, in a statement, the National Fuel Society of Angola.
The equipment includes a 30,000 barrels per day modular crude distillation unit, "the largest ever produced by VFuels", and also the largest single-line modular crude distillation unit built to date "the world level".
"This is, in fact, a crucial step for the Cabinda Refinery to start production and, at the same time, for the pursuit of the objectives that we defined at the beginning of our functions", said the Minister of Natural Resources, Oil and Gas, Diamantino de Azevedo, quoted in the Sonangol statement.
The project will allow "as the minister emphasized, the country's independence from the import of refined products", added the chairman of Sonangol's Board of Directors.
"We are going to use the natural resources we have to produce refined products on Angolan soil, with Angolan citizens", praised Gaspar Martins.
The Cabinda Refinery project, valued at 1 billion dollars, will have an installed capacity to process 60,000 barrels a day, after its three implementation phases have been completed, which will transform it into a full conversion refinery.
It will be able to produce gasoline, diesel, LPG, fuel oil, Jet A1 and kerosene.
It is estimated that it will create "1300 jobs", between the construction, assembly and operation of the refinery, "most of which will be allocated to the population of the province".