Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer) plans to tender a new contract to design a flare gas recovery system at its Ruwais production complex in the emirate’s Western Region.

The state refiner sent letters to international engineering firms asking them to express interest in the front end engineering and design (Feed) deal on 19 July. Contractors have until 26 July to respond.

Firms interested in the deal expect Takreer to release bid documents for the contract before Ramadan, which starts in early August.

The project is part of a wider programme being undertaken by Takreer’s parent company, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) to cut the amount of gas being flared, or burned off, in the emirate. This will help to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and increase domestic natural gas supplies.

Under the Ruwais scheme, gas which was previously burned off as waste from the Ruwais refining complex’s main hydroskimmer and hydrocracker units will be collected for use as fuel.

Takreer is tendering an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to upgrade one of its existing hydroskimmer units at the Ruwais complex as part of the plans. The company is yet to set a date for bid submissions on this contract.