Spain’s Intecsa Industrial has been awarded a €235m ($262m) contract to build a facility to handle industrial waste from refineries in Abu Dhabi after submitting the low bid on the project.

The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the BEAAT Ruwais Industrial Waste Treatment Facility was tendered by Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer).

Intecsa is thought to have submitted the lowest bid for the project. Other bidders include Italy’s Saipem and Spanish groups OHL Industrial and Tecnicas Reunidas. Commercial bids were submitted in September 2015.

Saipem carried out the project’s front-end engineering and design (feed) study.

Takreer plans to build facilities to treat safely and dispose hazardous refining and municipal waste generated by the various operating companies and meet demand for future waste requirements. The project comprises new process, handling and utilities units, offsites & utilities and supporting facilities to be tied into the existing units at the site.

Intecsa’s contract is due to start in June and will take 39 months to complete, finishing in the second half of 2019.