UK-based Mott MacDonald has been appointed by the local Qaiwan Group to manage the construction of a new oil terminal in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq (Iraqi Kurdistan).

Mott MacDonald will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) management services for the Xarajyan oil terminal that will handle petroleum products for the local market and potentially support exports to Turkey.

The facility will handle petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, aviation turbine fuel, kerosene, fuel oil and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

Mott MacDonald will design the first phase of the 140,800 square-metre terminal, auxiliary utilities and infrastructure facilities.

The company will also provide interface and procurement engineering services, and will assist with pre-fabrication, construction and assembly engineering. Construction management will be delivered through a separate contract, Mott MacDonald said.

Qaiwan Group is a privately-owned conglomerate headquartered in Sulaimaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan. The company operates the Bazian refinery in the region, which has a capacity of 40,000 barrels a day. It also owns a 442MW power plant.