Tecnimont S.p.A., the main operating
company of Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., has an
engineering procurement, construction and commissioning
(EPCC) contract on a lump-sum turnkey basis for a new
fertilizers complex within the existing industrial area in the
Aswan Governorship in Upper Egypt, from the Egyptian
Chemical & Fertilizers IndustriesKIMA.
The fertilizers complex will comprise an 1,200-tpd-capacity
ammonia-production unit, implementing
KBRs Purifier technology; one 1,575-tpd-capacity
urea-melt production unit, implementing
Stamicarbons Pool Reactor technology; one 1,575-tpd-capacity
urea-granulation unit, implementing Stamicarbons
urea-granulation technology; and all the necessary
utilities and offsite facilities to support the process
The overall project value is approximately $540 million and
completion is expected by the end of July 2014.
Toyo Engineering Corp. was awarded an
energy optimization project for one of
SABICs existing ammonia plant and
package boilers at the Al-Jubail Fertilizer
Co. (Al-Bayroni) in the eastern region of the Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia.
The plant, which has a production capacity of 1,300 metric
tpd of ammonia, has been in operation since 1983. Toyo will
reduce and optimize the energy consumption in similar ammonia
plants and package boilers. Project implementation is scheduled
to be completed in the second quarter of 2013. Toyos
scope of work includes engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning and
commissioning assistance on a lump-sum turnkey basis.
Qatar National Facilities Services, a
Qatari-based company partly owned by Fluor,
has signed a five-year comprehensive maintenance-services contract with
RasGas in the industrial city of Ras Laffan,
Qatar. The contract was awarded to provide maintenance services for the entire
Fluor previously completed the RL3 Common Offplot project
for RasGas in 2009. For that project, Fluor trained more than
62,000 different workers from 40 different countries at the
site, with peak construction manpower reaching
nearly 9,000 workers in January 2008.
Cellier Activity of ABB
Frances Process Automation Division has started
up a new lube-oil blending plant (LOBP) for Petromin
Corp. in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Cellier Activity was responsible for the detailed
engineering and procurement, mechanical and electrical site
supervision, along with commissioning of the core process
equipment. The scope of supply included both batch- and
inline-blending technologies. The new facility is automated,
and plant-wide activities are managed by a
Lubcel control system to ensure process
flexibility and safety.
With an annual capacity of 125,000 tons of lubricating oils
per shift, the new facility is able to produce a wide range of
automotive and industrial oils, and is reportedly one of the
largest LOBPs in the Middle East.
North Refineries Co. (NRC) has awarded
Chiyoda Corp. a contract for replacement of
furnaces at the North refinery in Baiji, Republic of
The contract covers engineering, procurement and delivery of
three sets of furnaces. Equipment delivery will be completed in
The North refinery in Baiji is said to be one
of the largest refineries in the Republic of Iraq, constructed
by Chiyoda in 1983 with a capacity of 150,000 bpd. At the end
of February 2011, hydrotreater furnaces at the North refinery were shut down by bomb
blasts. NRC requested Chiyoda for planning assistance of
short-term emergency measures, and Chiyoda was awarded the
contract for the furnace-replacement work as a permanent
solution through international tender.