HPIn Construction: Middle East

Foster Wheeler AG’s Global Engineering and Construction Group has a feasibility study and front-end engineering design (FEED) contract with the Iraqi Ministry of Oil for a new grassroots refinery at Nassiriya, Iraq. The proposed refinery will have a capacity of 300,000 bpd.

Borouge has awarded several major engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts valued at approximately $2.6 billion for its Borouge 3 expansion project in Abu Dhabi, UAE. These significant investments will expand the production capacity of the plant to 4.5 million tpy by 2013, making it one of the largest integrated polyolefins sites in the world. A contract worth $1.25 billion was awarded to the joint venture consortium of Tecnimont and Samsung Engineering for the construction of two enhanced polyethylene units and two enhanced polypropylene units, as well as a contract worth $400 million for the construction of a 350,000-tpy low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit.The annual capacity of the polyethylene units is 1 million tpy and the polypropylene units capacity is 960,000 tpy.

Foster Wheeler AG’s Global Engineering and Construction Group has contracts with SOCAR & TURCAS Rafineri A.Ş. (STRAS) for its planned grassroots refinery to be built within the Petkim Petrokimya A.Ş. (PETKİM) facilities at Aliağa, Turkey. The contracts cover overall front-end engineering design for the new refinery and the license and basic design package for the delayed coker, which will use Foster Wheeler’s delayed coking technology. The planned new facility will have a capacity of 214,000 bpd. Naphtha and fuel oil from the hydrocracking unit will be delivered to PETKİM for petrochemical use. The refinery will include crude and vacuum distillation units, naphtha hydrotreating, a 40,000-bpd delayed coking unit, a 66,000 bpd hydrocracking unit, kerosine and diesel hydrotreaters, LPG caustic treatment units, a 28,000-bpd continuous catalytic reformer, a saturated gas unit, an amine and sour water stripper, sulfur and tail gas treatment units and a 160,000-Nm3/h hydrogen unit, as well as utilities, auxiliary systems and offsite facilities.

CB&I has a contract valued in excess of $70 million with Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd. to provide the propylene storage tanks for the Ruwais refinery expansion project in Abu Dhabi, UAE. CB&I’s scope of the project is expected to be completed in 2013.  HP

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