SNC-Lavalin and Florexx sign UAE topping refinery EPC deal

Topping refineries separate crude oil into different petroleum products, including naphtha, diesel, kerosene and fuel

SNC-Lavalin has signed an exclusive agreement with Dubai-based Florexx International Investments for the engineering, design and delivery of an advanced refinery in the UAE. The Canadian firm will be responsible for basic engineering, master planning, process technology evaluation and selection to support financial investment decision approvals, which are expected in Q3 of this year.

Once the project advances to the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) phase, SNC-Lavalin will be responsible for the complete design and delivery of the refinery, working alongside local contractors to maximise in-country value.

“This project is an important addition to the work that we do in the UAE, further boosting our extensive capability in providing end-to-end solutions in the downstream oil and gas market. It is also contributing to the growth of our business in the region and our continued focus on adding value to all seven emirates,” said Christian Brown, president of oil and gas at SNC-Lavalin.

The inside battery limits (ISBL) scope of the agreement between the two companies includes the construction of a 100,000-barrels-per-day (bpd) capacity refinery, which is complemented by non-process technical and non-technical buildings and support infrastructure.


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