State-owned Qatar Petroleum (QP) is inviting companies to submit bids for the rehabilitation of 83 storage tanks at its Mesaieed refinery by 27 March.

The six-year contract covers both sphere and bullet tanks, the latter used for storing hydrogen. The contractor will manage the project and the supply of all personal, materials and equipment.

The work includes inspection of the tanks, roof repairs, de-sludging, fire-proofing and insulation.

The Mesaieed refinery produces 200,000 barrels of crude a day, and is located in the Mesaieed industrial city, to the south of Doha. The refinery’s facilities include a naphtha improvement unit, a fluid catalytic cracking unit, a hydrocracking unit and a naphtha isomerisation unit.

The Mesaieed industrial city is managed by a QP subsidiary, which apart from the refinery houses a fertiliser complex, as well as steel and aluminium mills.