Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) will invest $1bn in expanding its ENOC Processing Company (EPCL) Jebel Ali facility in Dubai.
The project will increase the facility’s capacity by 50% and will be delivered in three separate packages.
The main package will include the addition of a new condensate processing train that will boost the facility’s daily capacity from 140,000 to 210,000 barrels. It will also include the construction of other processing units.
The other two packages will include the construction of storage tanks and a 2,900sq m warehouse.
ENOC group CEO Saif Humaid Al Falasi said: “The UAE's energy demand is growing at about 9% a year. Since our establishment, we have grown into a responsible, profitable and sustainable organisation that has continuously met these needs.
“An emerging aviation sector and the evolving logistics needs of numerous businesses invoke a strategy that demands foresight. The refinery expansion is part of this strategy to develop enabling infrastructure that fuels the nation’s growth.”
Technip has secured the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the design and construction of the processing unit.
Marco Villa, Technip president of Region EMIA, covering Europe, Middle East, India, Africa and Latin America, said: “This award confirms Technip’s leading position in the refining sector and in the Middle East downstream business, as well as its ability to provide its Clients with customised solutions combined with secure project delivery. We are firmly committed to repeat, and even more improve, our strong performance of the original Jebel Ali Refinery Project.”
Commercial production on the facility is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2019.