Called the berth and crude oil transportation project, the scope of works includes:

construction of a new 80,000-dwt tanker berth

construction of a new condensate loading unit at the Ruwais jetty

construction of new gas/oil, naphtha and kerosine tank interconnections

construction of a new 32-inch-diameter gas/oil pipeline, including export pumps

conversion of the existing 36-inch-diameter crude oil pipeline for the export of condensate, or the replacement of the pipeline with a new line

dredging of a suitable area for tankers to berth at the proposed new facility.

The contract also includes the supply and installation of several inter-refinery pipelines and related works. These are:

a 16-inch-diameter multi-products pipeline from Ruwais to Mussafah

a 10-inch-diameter gas/oil pipeline and a 12-inch-diameter naphtha and jet fuel pipeline from the Umm al-Nar refinery to Ruwais

a 10-inch-diameter jet fuel pipeline to run from Mussafah to receiver facilities at Abu Dhabi International Airport (ADIA)

a 12-inch-diameter multi-products pipeline to tie in at Maqta with the existing Umm al-Nar-Al-Ain pipeline.

The contract also includes the construction of new pump houses at Ruwais and Umm al-Nar and a new control room at Mussafah.

The project is estimated to cost at least $300 million. The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract will be carried out in 30 months. A team of Penspen International and Halcrow Group, both of the UK, has carried out the feasibility study for the proposed new facilities, which are scheduled to be commissioned by early 2005. The client is Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer).