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Technip wins ENOC refinery expansion contract

ENOC plans to expand the capacity of its ENOC Processing Company (EPCL) Jebel Ali facility by 50%

Representational image.
Representational image.

EPC contracor Technip has been awarded a contract by the UAE's Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) for the expansion of its Jebel Ali refinery.

The contract covers the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for the design and construction of the processing unit.

ENOC plans to expand the capacity of its ENOC Processing Company (EPCL) Jebel Ali facility by 50%. The expansion project comprises three separate packages at an estimated value in excess of $1bn. The expected date for commercial production is Q4 of 2019.

The main package of the project will add a new condensate processing train to the existing facility, expanding its daily capacity to 210,000 barrels, up from its existing 140,000 barrels per day.

Additional processing units will also be added. These include a new LPG/naphta hydrotreater, an isomerisation unit, kerosene hydrotreater, and a diesel hydrotreater. These units will ensure that the refinery’s fuel products, which include gasoline, jet fuel and diesel, are capable of meeting expanding domestic fuel demand, as well as for export purposes.

Technip's operating centre in Rome, Italy, will manage the project. The front-end engineering design was carried out by KBR. The licensor technology has been provided by UOP, Axens, and KT.

Saif Humaid Al Falasi, group CEO of ENOC, said: “The UAE's energy demand is growing at about 9% a year. Since our establishment, we have grown into a responsible, profitable and sustainable organisation that has continuously met these needs.

"An emerging aviation sector and the evolving logistics needs of numerous businesses invoke a strategy that demands foresight. The refinery expansion is part of this strategy to develop enabling infrastructure that fuels the nation’s growth.”

Marco Villa, president of Technip’s region EMIA, covering Europe, Middle East, India, Africa and Latin America, said: “We are proud to reinforce the long-lasting relationship between Technip and Enoc for the expansion of the Jebel Ali refinery, which was successfully delivered by Technip in 1999 with outstanding safety, schedule and quality performances.”

The subsequent two packages of the project will include the construction of storage tanks and a 2,880m2 warehouse. Suitable contractors are currently being shortlisted prior to the tendering process for both packages.


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