At least six companies submit bids to build gas recovery system at Ruwais refinery
Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer) has received at least six offers for the construction of its Ruwais refinery flare gas project in the UAE.
Contractors submitted technical bids on 13 May for the engineering procurement and construction (EPC) work on a flare gas recovery system at Takreer’s site 240 kilometres west of Abu Dhabi city.
Companies bidding included Switzerland’s ABB, Beijing-based China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec), Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), French group Litwin, and Indian contractors Essar Engineering Services and Punj Lloyd.
The bid deadline was pushed back from a previous cut-off date of 23 April. Italian group Saipem is acting as the consultant and front-end engineering design contractor on the project.
The estimated $150m scheme is designed to reduce the volume of gas flared in the emirate, as well as improve environmental quality by reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide. The facility will also increase domestic natural gas supplies.
Gas previously burned off from the refinery complex’s main hydroskimmer and hydrocracker units will be collected and used as fuel.
Takreer, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), is currently expanding the Ruwais refinery, adding 400,000 barrels a day of new capacity.