ENOC lets contract for Dubai refinery expansion

State-owned Emirates National Oil Co. (ENOC) of Dubai has let a contract to a division of Technip SA for the design and construction of new processing and ancillary units as part of the main package of subsidiary ENOC Processing Co. LLC’s Jebel Ali condensate refinery expansion project (OGJ Online, Aug. 18, 2016).

Technip Italy SPA, Rome, will provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for a 70,000-b/sd condensate processing train, which once completed, will increase Jebel Ali’s capacity to 210,000-b/sd from its current 140,000-b/sd capacity, Technip said.

Additional processing units to be added as part of the expansion will include an LPG-naphtha hydrotreater, an isomerization unit, a kerosine hydrotreater, and a diesel hydrotreater, the service provider said.

While Technip confirmed Honeywell UOP LLC, Axens SA, and Maire Tecnimont SPA unit KT-Kinetics Technology SPA will be licensing processing technologies for the project, it disclosed no further details regarding specific technologies to be implemented or additional unit capacities.

Technip valued the EPC contract at $500 million-1 billion.

Scheduled for startup in fourth-quarter 2019, the expanded Jebel Ali refinery will be able to produce Euro 5-quality gasoline, jet fuel, and diesel to help meet rising domestic demand for fuel in accord with Dubai’s national plan for growth through 2021.

At an overall cost of more than $1 billion, the Jebel Ali expansion includes a total of three separate packages, which alongside the main processing package, will cover construction of storage tanks as well as a 31,000-sq ft warehouse.

Suitable contractors currently are being short-listed ahead of the tendering process for the project’s final two packages, Technip said.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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