Fluor Corp. has been awarded an
engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by
SAPCo, a joint-venture company being
formulated between Saudi Acrylic Acid Co. and
Evonik Industries, for its Super Absorbent
Polymer (SAP) Project in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
The SAP project work is underway and is expected to be
completed and commissioned by the fourth quarter of 2013.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been
awarded the second phase of the Ras Tanura Refinery Clean
Fuels and Aromatics Project. This award is under the
Saudi Aramco General Engineering and Project
Management Services contract. Jacobs is executing the project
from its office in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
The projects scope of services
includes front-end engineering design (FEED) services for both
inside battery limits (ISBL) and outside battery limits (OSBL).
In addition, the project includes refinery
modifications to comply with expected future environmental regulations. The Ras
Tanura refinery is located in the Eastern Province of Saudi
UOP LLC, a Honeywell
company, has announced that Oman Oil Refineries and
Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic) has selected
UOP/Foster Wheeler technology to help process heavy oil
and expand fuel and petrochemicals production at a
refinery in Sohar, Oman. Orpic will use the UOP/Foster Wheeler
Solvent Deasphalting (SDA) process technology to convert heavy crude to
low-contaminant deasphalted oil, a product that is further
processed in refineries to produce liquefied petroleum gas
(LPG), gasoline, jet fuel, diesel and propylene. The new unit
will process 2.5 million metric tpy of heavy crude to
significantly increase the refinerys production of
valuable petroleum products.
In collaboration, Honeywells UOP and Foster Wheeler
will provide the technology license and basic
engineering package for the new unit, which is expected to
start up in 2015.
Wood Group GTS has been awarded an
agreement to supply parts for 14 General
Electric (GE) Frame 6B gas turbines located at various
sites in Oman. Under this 12-year contract, all GE Frame 6B new
components will be exclusively sourced through Wood Group GTS.
To support this contract, Wood Group GTS will rely on its
advanced parts manufacturing (APM) programme.
In addition, Wood Group GTS will assist its customer to
model the overall new parts demand for its fleet, allowing
optimization of parts usage based on several factors. Under the
agreement, there is an option to also purchase Dry Low NOx
components. All these gas turbines are used in the process of
efficiently extracting natural gas from established gas
The Qatargas-operated Laffan
Refinery Co. Ltd. has awarded a lump-sum front-end
engineering design (FEED) contract for the refinerys
Phase 2 expansion to
Technip. Phase 2 will increase the current
refinery capacity to enable Qatar to meet all of its naphtha,
diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and kerojet requirements.
The FEED study is scheduled to be completed by the first
quarter of 2012, and it will be executed by Technips
engineering center in Paris, France. The engineering,
procurement and construction (EPC) contract is
expected to be awarded by the third quarter of 2012.
Laffan Refinery Venture Manager, Eng. Salman Ashkanani, said,
The new expansion project will double the existing
capacity of the Laffan Refinery to 292,000 bpsd, and the
facility will be fully operational by the first Quarter of
2016, playing a central role in Qatars new energy mix and
its 2030 vision. HP