Refining & Petrochemicals ME - April 2019

Refining & Petrochemicals ME - April 2019

Refining & Petrochemicals

Language: English

Monday, 01 April 2019

In the issue

2019 RPME Top 30 EPC Contractors: Air Liquide ranked No. 30

NPC of Iran has signed a deal in August 2017 with Air Liquide for obtaining methane-to-propane process licence. The deal also involves basic engineering of a 500,000 tonnes methane-to-propane plant. In April 2017, Air Liquide and Orpic signed a long-term agreement for the supply of nitrogen to the Liwa Plastics Industries Complex. Investing around $21.27mn to build a nitrogen production unit with a total capacity of 500 tonnes of nitrogen per day, Air Liquide will strengthen its leadership position in a key industrial area to support the growth of its customer Orpic.

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2019 RPME Top 30 EPC Contractors: Rotary Engineering ranked No. 29

An agreement was signed by ENOC Group in April 2017 with Rotary Engineering to construct 12 new storage tanks as part of its plans to expand the capacity of its Jebel Ali refinery by 50%. The 12 new tanks of 450,000M3 capacity are designed to meet the latest and highest industry standards to help maintain high product quality throughout the refinery’s logistics chain. The tanks are designed to store jet fuel and naphtha, along with gasoline blend stocks.

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2019 RPME Top 30 EPC Contractors: Mott MacDonald ranked No. 28

Qaiwan Group appointed Mott MacDonald in November 2016 to provide EPC management services for the new Xarajyan oil terminal in Iraqi Kurdistan. The facility will handle petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, aviation turbine fuel, kerosene, fuel oil and liquefied petroleum gas. Mott MacDonald will design the first phase of the 140,800M3 storage terminal, auxiliary utilities and infrastructure facilities at Xarajyan. The consultancy will also provide interface and procurement engineering services and will assist with pre-fabrication, construction and assembly engineering. Construction management will be delivered through a separate contract.

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2019 RPME Top 30 EPC Contractors: JGC Corporation ranked No. 27

A contract for the gas pipeline/gas storage tank construction project in Awali, Bahrain, was awarded to JGC Corporation in October 2016, planned by the Bahrain National Gas Expansion Company. The project is scheduled for completion in September 2018. The value of the lump sum turnkey basis contract is approximately $91.41mn. JGC Corporation announced in January 2016 that it has received a contract to build the gas processing facilities in Bahrain. The value of the contract is $365.6mn. The firm has been engaged in providing EPC services for plants and other facilities to customers in Japan and over 80 overseas countries.

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2019 RPME Top 30 EPC Contractors: Hyundai Engineering Co ranked No. 26

In March 2016, Hyundai Engineering Co was awarded the $3bn Al-Zour LNG import terminal project, the construction of a regasification facility in Al-Zour capable of liquefying 30bn M3 of natural gas a day, and eight 225,000M3 LNG storage tanks. Hyundai Engineering Co is responsible for building the regasification plant, Hyundai Engineering & Construction for the construction of the LNG storage tanks and marine facilities, and Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) for commissioning of the plant and training for the client. Of the $3bn, $1.39bn will be paid to Hyundai Engineering Co.

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2019 RPME Top 30 EPC Contractors: CTCI Corporation ranked No. 25

SABIC has provided project management services for its affiliate Saudi Kayan Furnace-10 and Olefin Debottlenecking Project (SKF-10 Project) contracting with CTCI. CTCI had completed Furnace-10 on 31 July 2017, and the olefin debottlenecking related work was completed on 15 December 2017, which includes improving of cooling water circulation system, adding an extraction tower system, and improving the performance for part of column. The annual output of ethylene will be augmented by up to 12.2%. SKF-10 Project is located in the Jubail Industrial City of Saudi Arabia.

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2019 RPME Top 30 EPC Contractors: MMEC Mannesmann ranked No. 24

The roots of MMEC Mannesmann dates back to 1890 when its founders Max and Reinhard Mannesmann started the German company with a vision of creating a diversified portfolio of projects and technologies, within a wide range of industries and long-term alliances with technology partners. Through partnerships and brand innovation, the purpose-led company grew from Mannesmann AG in 1955 into what is MMEC Mannesmann today.

Throughout the journey of MMEC Mannesmann, the primary objective has been to achieve project execution excellence. Through technological independence, the company is able to execute turnkey projects from conceptual stages to project delivery.

MMEC opened its Branch in 2017, but the official opening was postponed to November of 2018 due to its workload and activities. In November 2018, MMEC Mannesmann announced the opening of its branch office in Abu Dhabi that will function as a regional headquarters to meet the growing demand for speciality services in oil and gas, chemical, metals and mining, and renewables sectors in the Middle East region. MMEC has been awarded its first project, which is called ADNOC Sour Gas Sulphur Pipeline Project, months after its opening in the region.

The German engineering contractor is known for executing complex projects (upstream and downstream) for oil and gas, and chemical and petrochemical industries, covering the entire cycle from early project development, feasibility studies, including hydraulic and case studies, conceptual and basic design, front-end engineering design up to the implementation of turnkey projects.

The company, which has more than 50 years of experience in implementing projects over 80 countries, is currently working on a number of projects across the region, including sulphur pipeline project from ADNOC Sour Gas in Abu Dhabi.

The large-scale EPC turnkey contract awarded in 2018 involves installing the entire pipeline system with a capacity to transport 10,000tpd liquid sulphur, 50% over current capacity, to the sulphur granulation station, around 7km north, via pipeline.

Under the leadership of general manager Anas Al Juaidi, the Abu Dhabi team will work closely with existing office in Dubai and the headquarters in Germany towards strengthening the company’s presence in the region and leverage on the opportunities arising from the oil and gas, chemical and mining sectors.

“On the back of oil price going up by more than 60% in the past two years, reaching today equivalent levels of 2015, the MENA region’s economy is projected to grow at over 3% in 2019, and, according to the World Bank, is expected to remain strong for the next two years. This, along with various ongoing policy and economic reforms, will continue to drive growth for key infrastructure, oil and gas, mining and renewables sectors,” said Oliver Apelt, CEO, MMEC Mannesmann.

MMEC Mannesmann has been executing a wide range of services for complex projects in the region, including water transmission system – Phase 1&2 – Fujairah, petroleum coke calcining plant – UAE, North East BAB – Phase 1 – UAE, petroleum coke calcining plant – Bahrain, and Sohar calciner – Oman. The Middle East and Africa region contributes significantly to the company’s total business volume.

“We consider our decision to open an office in the UAE is a significant strategic move and has come at a time when the region is going through an exciting period. This will allow us to collaborate with new partners and leverage on the new opportunities that this region offers,” added Apelt.

“We are excited to expand our presence in the UAE to develop new and deeper cooperation with local clients with whom we wish to achieve a common goal of delivering world-class projects in most smart, safe and sustainable manners, using our global expertise and technological know-how,” said Al Juaidi.

“With a strong local base, we are committed to helping our customers to invest in, explore and develop new projects, and look forward to further contributing to the region’s development legacy.”

MMEC Mannesmann, which was operating, until first quarter 2016, under the name of Technip Germany as member of Technip Group, uses its experience of working on a diversified range of projects and technologies across the industries to select and recommend the best solutions for its customers.

MMEC Mannesmann also offers licensing for the leading petroleum coke calcining technology and supply required propriety equipment. It has already offered this technology for the carbon black project of ADNOC Refining. MMEC Mannesmann aims to triple the growth of the company in five years’ time.  While the company’s general manager and board member are registered members of GPCA, the general manager and CEO are registered members of Saudi Downstream Forum.

The petroleum coke calcining plant project of ADNOC Refining in the UAE is among the projects completed by MMEC Mannesmann between January 2018 and December 2018 in the Middle East. At the moment, MMEC together with ACWA Power is currently developing the Sohar Calcining in Oman and just recently opened the Sohar Calcining Company. Some of the major projects that the company will be involved in the region in the next 12 months are the sulphur pipeline project of ADNOC Sour Gas in the UAE and EPC of the Sohar Calciner project in Oman.

The three most important Middle Eastern markets for MMEC Mannesmann are the UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia, in the order of the market size. The single biggest opportunity for the company over the next 12 months in the Middle East is the pipeline projects coming up in the region.

In-Country Value (ICV) initiative of the UAE has become the biggest challenge for MMEC Mannesmann as the company has just recently opened the branch in Abu Dhabi, and has to play the game along with old and current players in the region. In fact, the company’s ICV has improved a lot and is performing better than its competitors over time, and the company aspires to improve more and perform better in the long term by developing their ICV approach and strategy.

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2019 RPME Top 30 EPC Contractors: Nuberg EPC ranked No. 23

Nuberg EPC has been awarded a $53mn turnkey project contract in July 2018 by Middle East Chemicals Company (Midchem), Saudi Arabia. The exclusive agreement covers EPC and LSTK services and solutions for a chlor alkali plant and a calcium chloride plant in Riyadh and will be executed for Saudi Factory for Chlorine and Alkalies (SACHLO), Midchem’s group company. The production capacity will be 60TPD for the chlor alkali plant, which is an expansion of its previous plant of 60TPD, making it a total of 120TPD, and 150TPD for the calcium chloride plant. Nuberg EPC’s scope of services for this project includes process, technology know-how, basic and detailed engineering, design, procurement, manufacture and supply of plant equipment, including complete erection, construction, project management, commissioning and start-up of the plant.

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