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Duqm Refinery awards EPC contracts

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Duqm Refinery has signed contracts with its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors for the construction of a 230 000 bpd refinery. The Refinery’s EPC scope of work was divided into three separate packages.

Duqm Refinery awards EPC contracts

The scope of EPC 1 included the process units of the Refinery, while EPC 2 consisted of the utilities and offsite facilities. EPC 3 included the product export terminal in Duqm Port, the Duqm Refinery dedicated crude storage tanks in Ras Markaz and the 80 km interconnecting pipeline from these crude tanks to Duqm Refinery.

EPC package 1 (process units) was awarded to a joint venture of Técnidas Reunidas S.A. and Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. EPC package 2 (utilities and offsites) was awarded to a joint venture of Petrofac International Ltd and Samsung Engineering Co Ltd. EPC package 3 (offsite facilities) was awarded to a joint venture of Saipem SpA and CB&I.

Commenting on this occasion, Eng. Nabil Bourisli, the Chairman of Duqm Refinery, said: “This mega project will ultimately lead towards transforming Duqm area into one of the most important hubs for encouraging and promoting energy related industries regionally as well as internationally.” He added: “The project creates a great value proposition and can enhance prosperity for both countries.”

Eng. Hilal Al Kharusi, Deputy Chairman of Duqm Refinery, commented: “This is indeed a very important milestone for the project, it signifies the seriousness of the shareholders decision to proceed on the project. This project will boost the developments efforts in Duqm” He added: “The financing of the project has reached an advanced stage and we aim to issue a notice to proceed to contractors very soon.”

The initial mobilisation of both Duqm Refinery and the contractor personnel is scheduled to commence in 3Q18.

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