Qaiwan to tender Baizan refinery EPC contract
Dubai, March 3, 2014
Qaiwan Group, a leading Kurdish conglomerate with operations in oil refining and trading, power and energy, real estate and hospitality industries, is set to launch its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) tender for its Bazian Refinery Expansion Phase 3 (BREP3) project this month.
The bid will follow the completion of BREP3’s Front End Engineering Design (FEED), currently in progress by Technip (France), said a statement.
The project is expected to increase the Bazian refining capacity from 34,000 barrels per stream day (bpsd) to a total capacity of 84,000 bpsd, by adding 50,000 bpsd of distillation capacity and gasoline manufacturing facilities.
The EPC contract will be awarded in the third quarter of the year. The major milestones for the contract will include the completion of distillation facilities and supporting utilities by the fourth quarter 2016, and the rest of the facilities by last quarter of 2017.
The project includes new processing units; including a 50,000 bpsd Crude Distillation Unit, a 33,500 bpsd Naphtha Hydrotreating Unit, a 22,500 bpsd Continuous Catalytic Reformer, a 10,500 bpsd Isomerisation Unit, and a 13,500 bpsd Kerosene Hydrotreating Unit.
Amine regeneration, sulphur recovery unit and waste water treatment unit will also be included in the project, with supporting off-sites and utilities on a grass roots site adjacent to the existing refinery.
Saad Hasan, CEO of Qaiwan, said: “We are pleased to announce the successful completion of the FEED stage of our Bazian Refinery Expansion Phase 3, and look forward to launching its EPC tender.”
Located 25 km from Sulimaniya, the Bazian Refinery was originally established in 2009 with two identical 10,000 bpsd crude distillation units designed for crudes in the 32 to 36 API range.
The Bazian Refinery produces gasoline, kerosene and diesel for the consumer market, and naphtha and fuel oil for the industrial market. - TradeArabia News Service