Burckhardt Compression has an order from
Petroleum Development Oman LLC to deliver one
process gas compressor for a new miscible gas injection (MGI)
facility in the Sultanate of Oman. The responsible contractor
for the project is Worley Parsons Oman Engineering
Petroleum Development Oman LLC selected Burckhardt
Compression to deliver one process gas compressor for the MGI
facility that will be installed at the Al-Noor Production
Station in the Sultanate of Oman. Delivery of the compressor is
scheduled to be in Q3 2012.
A subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AGs
Global Engineering and Construction Group has received a
contract from Apache Khalda Corp. for the
provision of project management consultancy (PMC) services to
oversee the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the Qasr
Compression Project in Egypt. The project will provide additional
compression to the existing facilities at the Qasr
gas-condensate field, in the Western Desert, approximately 525
km west of Cairo.
Foster Wheeler will provide expertise and personnel to
assist Apache Khalda in the management and administration of
the projects FEED phase, which is expected to be
completed at the end of 2011.
The State Company for Oil Projects, part of
the Iraqi Ministry of Oil, has awarded
Axens the basic design and license contracts
for the construction of the new refinery in Nassiriya, Iraq.
Axens will supply the following process units for the
H-Oil technology for the hydroconversion
of 52,000 bpsd of vacuum residue (VR)
Prime-D, gasoil desulfurization hydrotreater. The
105,000-bpsd unit will produce ultra-low-sulfur diesel with
less than 10 ppm of sulfur
Prime-Kkerosine desulfurization hydrotreater
with a processing capacity of 24,000 bpsd
Butane isomerization unit with a process capacity
of about 11,900 bpsd.
The refinery will have a capacity of
300,000 bpsd of domestic crude oil and will deliver
high-quality products mainly for the domestic market.
The establishment of Sadara Chemical Co., a
planned joint venture under formation between The Dow
Chemical Co. and Saudi Aramco, is
making significant progress following the authorization by the
boards of directors of both companies. The authorization for
Sadara came after an extensive project feasibility study and
front-end engineering and design (FEED) effort that began in
2007. Sadara will build and operate a world-scale, fully
integrated chemicals complex in Jubail Industrial City, Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia. Comprising 26 manufacturing units, building on
Saudi Aramcos project management and execution
expertise, and utilizing many of Dows industry-leading
technologies, the complex will reportedly be one of the
worlds largest integrated chemical facilities, and the largest ever
built in one single phase.
Site preparation has already commenced and the first
production units are expected to come online in the second half
of 2015, with all units expected to be up and running in 2016.
Total investment for the project, including third-party
investments, will be approximately $20 billion.
Neste Oil, The Bahrain Petroleum Co.
(Bapco) and nogaholding have started
commercial production at the new base-oil plant in Bahrain. The
joint-venture plant produces premium-quality Very High
Viscosity Index (VHVI) Group III base oils for use in blending
top-tier lubricants and has a production capacity of 400,000
Neste Oil has a 45% stake in the joint-venture plant and the
companys share of the investment cost was 130
million. Neste Oil is responsible for the sales and marketing
of the plants output, which increases Neste Oils
total Group III base-oils capacity from 250,000 metric tpy to
650,000 metric tpy. Bapco is responsible for operating the
plant, which is located at Bapcos refinery in Sitrah on the east coast
Siemens Energy has received an order for
the supply of a new compressor train for expansion of the Ibn Rushd purified
terephthalic acid (PTA) plant in Saudi Arabia. The purchaser is
Taiwans CTCI Corp. The end customer is
Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC). The
compressor train will be delivered in May 2012 to the plant in
Yanbu al Bahr, Saudi Arabia.
In addition, Siemens will also modernize the plants
existing PTA. The new compressor train consists of a gear-type
air compressor, an expander, a steam turbine and a motor, with
auxiliaries and control systems. The equipment is designed for
the production of 350,000 tpy of PTA, which represents a
duplication of the installed capacity at the Yanbu site.
ABB has won the main automation contract
for Sadara Chemical Co., a joint venture
(under formation) between affiliates of Saudi
Aramco and The Dow Chemical Co.
Work is underway on establishing Sadara and the related
integrated chemical complex in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi
Arabia. When fully operational in 2015, the facility will
reportedly be the largest plastics and chemicals production
complex ever built in a single phase. All parties have agreed
not to disclose the amount of the order.
The scope of supply includes process automation systems,
safety systems, project management, project engineering, commissioning
assistance, post-commissioning site support, as well as
engineering, operator and maintenance technician