WorleyParsons to manage green diesel project

15 July 2005
Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer)has awarded a contract to Australia's WorleyParsons to provide project management consultancy (PMC) services for the sulphur-free gas-oil (SFGO) project at Ruwais. The Australian firm beat off competition from two other companies - the US/Canadian VECOand US-based Mustang Engineering(MEED 24:6:05).

Known as the green diesel project, the scheme calls for the construction of a 37,000-barrel-a-day (b/d) hydrocracker and a 42,000-b/d sulphur hydrocracker unit and revamping of the existing gas-oil hydrotreater facility. The project has a planned construction period of 34 months and is estimated to cost $250 million-350 million.

The selection of the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contractor is also approaching. The bidders for the 12-month contract are Mustang Engineering and US-based Fluor Corporation, WorleyParsons and Paris-based Technip. A tender is due to be issued by August to provide the licence for the proposed project.

The project is the phase 2 development of the overall scheme to produce additional volumes of low-sulphur gas-oil. The Italian office of Technip has carried out a feasibility study for the new facilities.

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