ENOC awards EPC contract for $1bn refinery project

Dubai-based ENOC Group has awarded a final contract of three packages for its $1bn refinery expansion programme, the group said in a statement on Monday

The EPC contract was awarded to Overseas-AST.
The EPC contract was awarded to Overseas-AST.

Dubai-based ENOC Group has awarded a final contract of three packages for its $1bn refinery expansion programme, the group said in a statement on Monday.

The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract was awarded to Overseas-AST and includes the construction of various interconnecting pipelines between the refinery’s processing units, the storage tanks, and the berth facilities within Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA).

The pipeline will carry jet fuel, isomerate, and light and heavy naphtha and run in a dedicated pipeline corridor through JAFZA, the statement added.

 

Saif Humaid Al Falasi, group CEO of ENOC, said: “The expansion of the Jebel Ali refinery plays a key role in the region’s downstream strategy for exports and increasing domestic use.

“The refinery’s expansion is part of the Group’s five-year strategic plan to secure uninterrupted energy supply in the UAE to the highest levels of efficiency and reliability.

“The final phase of the expansion also brings us a step closer to meeting the growing demand for clean energy and petroleum products locally as manufactured products will meet stringent Euro 5 standards,” he said.

Production capacity of the refinery will go up to 210,000 barrels per day (bpd) from the current 140,000 bpd once the project is completed.

The refinery expansion project was announced in September 2016 with the main EPC contract for design and construction of the refinery’s new ancillary units awarded to Technip Italy.

ENOC awarded the second EPC contract to Rotary Engineering Fujairah to build 12 new storage tanks with a capacity of 450,000m3 and is expected to be completed by Q4 2019.

The second package of the expansion project will see the construction of a 2,880m2 warehouse at Jebel Ali refinery.

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