The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Thursday announced that it had opened bids for the co-location of new plants within its existing refineries.
The Chief Operating Officer, Refineries, NNPC, Mr. Anibo Kragha, disclosed this at the opening of the technical bids for the location of new refineries within the existing plants at the corporation’s headquarters in Abuja.
He said the bidding was a demonstration of the determination of the government and the NNPC to increase the nation’s crude oil refining capacity from 445,000 barrels per day to 650,000bpd.
“The aim is to leverage on the existing facilities to fast-track the take-off of the refineries as soon as possible,” the COO said in a statement issued by the oil firm.
According to him, a technical evaluation committee has been set up to study the bids and will announce the winners as soon as possible.
The General Manager, Supply Chain Management, NNPC, Sophia Mbakwe, enjoined all the bidders to accept the outcome as the process would be transparent.
She stressed that all the rules of public procurement as spelt out in the Bureau for Public Procurement Act would be strictly adhered to.
The process was witnessed by representatives of the Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative and the Bureau for Public Procurement.