Dangote Oil Refinery Company had in past sent Graduate engineers from the country abroad to get trained in order to have technical and management knowledge of the refinery operations.
Mohan Kumar, the Director of Human Capital Management and Project Support Dangote Refinery Company presented a group of engineers that was sent for the training said while presenting the engineers that they were trained at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. in India on how to manage the operations of the refinery. He stressed that the engineers are being trained theoretically and practically and they were trained by experts having over 45 years experience in refinery operations. He added that they spent two months in classroom and three months on the job training thereby having strong fundamental knowledge of the project and that they even witnessed refinery being built from the scratch
He further said that the company wants to ensure that a solid foundation was being laid for the company to launch and also due to Dangote Group commitment to promote local content “the engineers are expected to also transfer the skills acquired to other Nigerians when the refinery comes on stream”
The technical adviser to Dangote Refinery Engineer Babajide Soyode expressed satisfaction about the engineers and the training process.
He said that Bharat Refinery located in India is one of the world’s biggest refinery and are willing to train young engineers unlike the disposition in Europe and other parts of the Western world and that so far engineers had displayed exceptional skill and knowledge of what they learnt in India
Returnee of the group of indigenous India-trained graduate engineers of the Dangote Refinery have pledged and assured to explicate the knowledge and skills acquired during the training to other indigenous Nigerian to save the country of crisis of fuel scarcity when the refinery come on stream
They promised that never again will the country experience fuel scarcity as the refinery will have smooth effective and efficient operation
The engineers who narrated their experience as compared to no other in the history of Nigeria oil and gas sector, that they had both theory and practical training in India and were even given rare opportunity to witness a refinery construction of the same size as Dangotes’ being built from the scratch.
Opeyemi Oyedepo, process engineer and Igwe John, petroleum and gas engineer while narrating their experience to the company’s management at the refinery premises at Lekki Lagos described how they were made to carry out of trouble shooting during their training, these had augmented their confidence for operation even with latest modern facilities as ones at Dangote Refinery with a capacity to produce 650,000 bpd which would aid in the eradication of fuel scarcity crisis in country.