Duqm Refinery ink contracts with EPC contractors


This follows the intention to award contracts mid last year

Muscat: Recently, Duqm Refinery signed contracts with its EPC contractors for the construction of the 230,000 bpd refinery in Duqm. This was a follow up from the intention to award EPCs contracts announced by the project mid last year.

The ceremony was attended by HE. Yahya bin Said bin Abdullah Al Jabri, Chairman of the Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm, in presence of Eng. Isam Bin Saud Al Zadjali, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Oil Company, the Chairman of Duqm Refinery, the President of Kuwait Petroleum International, Eng. Nabil Borsieli and Deputy Chairman of Duqm Refinery, Eng. Hilal Al Kharusi. Also present were their excellences, ambassadors representing the contractor’s countries of origin, senior officials from Oman Oil Company, Kuwait Petroleum International, the Refinery project and EPC contractors.

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 further added, “The project creates a great value proposition and can enhance prosperity for both countries.”

Eng. Hilal Al Kharusi, Deputy Chairman of Duqm Refinery too commented on the occasion: “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 further added “the financing of the project has reached an advanced stage and we aim to issue a notice to proceed to contractors very soon.”

Duqm Refinery’s EPC scope of work was divided into three separate packages. 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.

The Duqm Refinery project, a 50/50 joint venture between Oman Oil Company and Kuwait Petroleum International is being established in the special economic zone of Duqm. It is a project that would synergize the area of Duqm and make it a viable and strategic energy hub in the region.

The contractors for the three EPC packages are:

• EPC Package 1 (Process Units): Joint Venture of Técnidas Reunidas S.A. and Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd
• EPC Package 2 (Utilities and Offsites): Joint Venture of Petrofac International Limited and Samsung Engineering Co Limited
• EPC Package 3 (Offsite Facilities): Joint Venture of Saipem SpA and CB&I.

The initial mobilization of both Duqm Refinery and the contractor personnel is scheduled to commence in Q3 2018.

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