Brooge Energy Ltd. has begun preconstruction work for its Phase 3 refinery and storage expansion at its existing terminal operations in Fujairah, UAE, outside the Strait of Hormuz, adjacent to the East coast port of Fujairah on the Gulf of Oman (OGJ Online, Apr. 23, 2020).
Work includes commencement of the Soil Investigation and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report. The facility is expected to be operational in late 2022.
Brooge Energy will construct and operate its planned Phase 3 facility through its newly formed and wholly owned subsidiary, Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Company Phase III FZE (BPGIC III).
Preconstruction work follows an April contract let to MUC Oil & Gas Engineering Consultancy LLC (MUC) to complete technical studies for the proposed Phase 3 refinery and storage expansion.
As part of the contract, MUC will complete basic design for a potential 180,000-b/d refinery as well as front-end engineering design (FEED) studies for the Phase 3 oil storage terminals, which could add up to three and a half times more storage capacity—or between 2.1-3.5 million cu m—for crude oil, fuel oil, and clean products than the projected 1.0 million-cu m storage capacity to be added following completion of the Phase 2 expansion currently under way, Brooge Energy said Apr. 22. Hydrotesting of the eight-tank Phase 2 storage expansion began in August (OGJ Online, Aug. 6, 2020).
The company believes completion of the expansion would make it the largest independent oil storage and service provider in Fujairah.