KBR awarded FEED contract to upgrade Jebel Ali refinery near Dubai
KBR's work on this facility is consistent with the growing trend of refinery upgrades across the Middle East in an effort to meet the rising domestic fuel demands and more stringent product specifications.
KBR was awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED)
contract by Emirates National Oil Company Processing Company
(EPCL) for the upgrade of its condensate refinery
at Jebel Ali.
Expected revenue from the contract was included in the first
quarter 2014 backlog of unfilled orders for the hydrocarbons
segment. The contract value was not disclosed.
Currently, the facility owned by Emirates National Oil
Company (ENOC) has two trains of condensate distillation
units. The upgrade
will add new processing units (jet and diesel hydrotreaters
and isomerization unit) and will lead to production of
several Euro V grade products such as high-octane gasoline,
low sulfur jet fuel and ultra-low sulfur diesel.
KBR's work on this facility is consistent with the growing
trend of refinery
upgrades across the
Middle East in an effort to meet the rising domestic fuel
demands and more stringent product specifications..
"Supporting EPCL's commitment to the downstream market is
critically important,"said Roy Oelking, president of KBR's
hydrocarbons business. He noted that the contract will be
executed by KBR's operating center in London.
"As a longtime partner with EPCL, we appreciate both the
importance and the impact this project
will have in enabling EPCL
to achieve its business objectives."