SNC-Lavalin has signed an agreement with Florexx International Investments to construct an advanced topping refinery in the United Arab Emirates.
Advanced topping refineries use distillation columns to separate crude oil into products such as naphtha, diesel and kerosene.
The agreement includes the construction of a 100,000 bbl/d refinery, non-process technical buildings, and supporting infrastructure. SNC-Lavalin will carry out the initial basic engineering, master planning, process technology evaluation and selection to support the investment decisions which are expected to be made later this year. It will then be responsible for the design and delivery of the refinery when the project reaches the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) phase.
“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, as well as 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, oil and gas, SNC-Lavalin.
The location of the future refinery was not disclosed.