New project to add 4.2 million tons of gasoline and 1.6 million tons of aromatics annually
The Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer), an ADNOC Group company, has awarded two major contracts for its Gasoline and Aromatics Project (GAP) that will increase its gasoline production capacity.
Takreer plans to eventually expand production of gasoline to 9.4 mtpa (million tons per annum) by 2022 with the new gasoline and aromatics project adding 4.2 mtpa of gasoline supply and 1.6 mtpa of aromatics, according to state news agency, WAM.
The front end engineering design (FEED) contract has been awarded to Reading, UK-based Amec International and the contract for process license technologies to Axens of France.
“Our goal is to unlock the full potential of our assets. The Gasoline and Aromatics Project will enable us to meet the needs of the evolving and expanding market for refined products, as well as add value to each barrel processed,” said Abdulaziz Alhajri, ADNOC’s refining and petrochemical director.
The FEED and process license technologies contracts follow the appointment of Jacobs Engineering, in June, to provide project management consultancy (PMC) services for the FEED phase. The FEED contract, which is scheduled to be completed by January 2018, will be followed by the tendering and implementation of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works, which will take four years to complete.