Duqm Refinery: 7 firms invited to submit tenders

The Duqm Refinery, located in the Al Wusta region, will have the capacity to process 230,000 barrels of crude oil per day, according to reports

Firms have been invited to submit tenders for the engineering, procurement and construction of the Duqm Refinery.
Firms have been invited to submit tenders for the engineering, procurement and construction of the Duqm Refinery.

Seven pre-qualified applicants have been invited to submit tenders for the enginering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for building the Duqm Refinery in Oman.

The refinery, located in the Al Wusta region, will have the capacity to process 230,000 barrels of crude oil per day, the Times of Oman reported, as cited in a Duqm Refinery press release.

The tender is expected to comprise of two EPC contracts.

The larger of the two contracts will include all of the equipment and structures required to process the crude oil.

While, the smaller will comprise of facilities, utilities, tankage and buildings that are required to support the refinery process.

Jacobus Nieuwenhuijze, director, Duqm Refinery Project, said: "The release of the invitation to tender (ITT) documentation to these tenderers is another key milestone in the refinery project lifecycle and a significant achievement for the project team.

"The tender process has been well established and shall remain the focus of much of the team for the next year. 

"Our aim is to achieve success on an international level by insisting on high standards for design, construction and operation and by adding value to an area that is considered to be the new economic hub of Oman and that shall become a major player in the region."

Last year, the Duqm Refinery awarded Galfar Engineering and Contracting a contact to prepare the ground for the refinery in the Special Economic Zone of Duqm. 

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