France’s Technip has won a contract to supply technology for a new coke calcination unit at the Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company’s (Takreer) operations in Ruwais.
The $100-200m contract covers technology, engineering services and supply of equipment for the unit, which will consist of two trains processing 700,000 tonnes a year (t/y) of anode green petroleum coke.
The contract is part of Takreer’s carbon black and delayed coker (CBDC) project being carried out at its refinery by engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor Samsung Engineering.
This coke will be used by Abu Dhabi’s aluminium industry, which is centred around the Emirates Aluminium (Emal) smelter in Taweelah.
Technip will carry out the contract at its operations in Dusseldorf, Germany, by the fourth quarter of 2015 and support Samsung Engineering until the completion of performance testing. Samsung won the $2.47bn EPC contract in June 2012.
The CBDC units, which will be located at Takreer’s refining complex in Ruwais, 240km west of Abu Dhabi city, are set to be completed by December 2015.