awarded Abu Dhabi crude oil processing contract
Posted: 19 May 2003
JGC has won a contract for the construction of crude oil processing
facilities in Bab, Abu Dhabi, a project implemented by ADCO, Abu
Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations.
ADCO operates in the ADNOC Group of Companies, Abu Dhabi's state-owned
oil organization. The contract signing for this project took place
in Abu Dhabi on 15 March.
JGC will provide design, materials/equipment procurement, construction
and commissioning for crude oil processing facilities. The value
of the contract is approximately ¥11 billion and completion
is scheduled for the end of 2004.
Abu Dhabi, with a crude oil production capacity of 2.3 million
bpd as the total of onshore and offshore combined, is planning to
increase this capacity to 3 million bpd.
The project awarded to JGC is part of a national program, and is
an expansion of existing facilities located in Bab, some 150 km
southwest of the city of Abu Dhabi.
The facilities collect crude oil from a number of wells in that
area and remove impurities before shipping it as a sellable oil.
The expansion project calls for the construction of crude oil processing
Train 6 and Train 7, designed to increase the plant's total crude
production capacity from the present 250,000bpd to 350,000bpd.
This expansion includes the upgrading of existing control systems,
pipeline installation, and the reinforcement of auxiliary facilities,
This is the first EPC contract to be awarded to JGC in Abu Dhabi,
although JGC has established an impressive record of project achievements
in other parts of the Middle East and in Africa, based on numerous
oil and gas projects handled to date. Abu Dhabi is a major oil-producing
country, having a 10 per cent share of the world's crude oil reserves. A
number of similar crude oil processing projects, as well as gas
processing projects, are being planned in this Emirate.
The award of this contract is of great strategic significance to
JGC. The momentum will encourage JGC to develop further expanded,
more vigorous sales activities in Abu Dhabi.
Posted by Richard Price,
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