SK bids low for refinery job

28 March 2002

South Korea's SK Engineering & Constructionis the low bidder at $32 million for the contract to build a diesel hydro-desulphurisation (DHDS) unit at the Mina al-Fahal refinery. Six international contractors submitted bids in November for the project. The client, Oman Refinery Company (ORC), expects to complete its evaluation by the end of April (MEED 16:11:01; 11:1:02).

In second place at $34 million was a team led by Germany's Krupp Uhde, followed by Sharjah-based Petrofac International, with the local Galfar Engineering & Contractingat $38.1 million. Bids ranged up to $47 million.

The project calls for the supply and installation of a 15,000-barrel-a-day (b/d) DHDS, amine treating and sulphur recovery unit, as well as associated pumps and equipment. Work is expected to take 18 months. The US Halliburton KBRcarried out the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the


Mina al-Fahal, which was opened in 1982, has the capacity to process 85,000 b/d of oil. Output is mainly used to meet local demand for gasoline, jet fuel, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and bunker fuel. The new units will process 50 parts per million sulphur-carrying diesel, producing pure sulphur, which can then be used in a number of industries including petrochemicals.

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