ADNOC lets contracts for Ruwais complex, sulfur plants

ADNOC has let contracts to a division of Bilfinger to deliver front-end engineering design for certain onshore assets, including one at subsidiary ADNOC Refining’s more than 800,000-b/d integrated Ruwais refining and petrochemical hub in the UAE.

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) has let contracts to a division of Bilfinger SE, Mannheim, Baden-WUrtemberg, Germany, to deliver front-end engineering design for certain onshore assets, including one at subsidiary ADNOC Refining’s more than 800,000-b/d integrated Ruwais refining and petrochemical hub in the UAE.

As part of the FEED contracts, Bilfinger Tebodin Middle East will provide engineering services for a wastewater treatment plant at one of the refineries in the Ruwais complex, as well as a basic design and detailed engineering package to enhance existing sulfur-dust control systems at two unidentified sulfur-handling installations, Bilfinger said.

The service provider revealed no further details regarding the contracts.

Most recently, ADNOC Refining let a contract to John Wood Group PLC to deliver preliminary FEED for a 600,000-b/d refinery to be built in Ruwais, in the western region of Abu Dhabi (OGJ Online, Feb. 21, 2019).

That contract follows ADNOC’s May 2018 announcement that it would expand refining capacity at Ruwais, now a combined 817,000 b/d, with the addition of a 600,000-b/d refinery and to expand petrochemical capacity at the complex as part of its broader $45-billion program to become a global downstream leader under a new combined model of strategic partnerships and investments (OGJ Online, Jan. 28, 2019).

A cornerstone of the downstream investment plan is expansion of the company’s existing refining capacity by more than 65% to 1.5 million b/d by 2025.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@endeavorb2b.com.

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