EXCLUSIVE: Adnoc Refining tenders gasoline and aromatics project

12 June 2018
Deadline for technical bid submission is on 6 September

Adnoc Refining has invited companies to submit technical bids for its planned Gasoline and Aromatics Project (GAP) by 6 September.

The provisional date for commercial bid submissions is 6 November.

Adnoc Refining has said that the final deadline for the commercial bid submissions will be confirmed during technical bid evaluation period.

A site visit for potential bidders has been provisionally scheduled for 9 July.

Under current plans the GAP facility will have the capacity to produce 4.2 million tons a year of gasoline and 1.6 million tons a year of aromatics.

The integrated production complex, will include light and heavy naphtha hydrotreater units, light naphtha isomerisation units, and two heavy naphtha reformer units.

It will also include an aromatics extraction unit as well as paraxylene and penzene production units.

Adnoc currently a refining capacity of about 900,000 barrels a day (b/d) within the UAE, mainly at Ruwais on the Gulf coast.

The UAE’s national oil company planning to double current gasoline production levels, targeting gasoline production of 10 million tons a year by 2022.

It is planning to triple petrochemicals capacity to 11.4 million tons a year over the same period.

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