Progress on the Duqm Refinery construction works has reached almost 13 percent. The project is witnessing a significant growth in the construction activities made by the three EPC contractors.

The work includes engineering, procurement and construction works comprising, excavation works, concrete pouring for foundations of buildings and the construction of piperack.

A total of 4,769 workers have been mobilised by all EPC contractors with 3,275 at site to start the initial works of the construction.

EPC1 Temporary Construction Facilities installations continue at the site. Civil and foundations works continue at the site for civil packages and works continued on pipe rack foundations, tanks, pits and roads. Reinforced Concrete superstructure work, foundation works on buildings and excavations for underground piping is also ongoing.

Meanwhile, the progress in EPC 2 includes the buildup of the temporary site facilities including warehouse construction and completion of offices. Fencing also continues as well as excavations and foundation works for the main substation 490 and administration buildings.

The construction of EPC3 sub-package (C) work has started with general site clearing blasting and fill works to allow the start of foundations for tanks. Furthermore, excavation work has completed. In addition to that, 25 cabins and 10 office modules have been delivered and installed for the temporary construction facilities.

The project has worked a total of 3.7 million man-hours with zero time wasting fatalities or injuries incidents. Also, over 1000 safety inductions have been given and 10,000 job specific Safety employee Training sessions provided.

The refinery is designed to be able to process a range of blended crude oils and configured as a full-conversion hydrocracker/coking facility which will utilise advanced technology, commercially proven at the scale of the project, supplied by leading technology licensors. Engineering, procurement and construction of the project is being undertaken under three lump sum turn-key contracts with world class contractors. Formal notice to proceed was issued to the EPC contractors in June 2018.

Duqm Refinery contractors for the three EPC packages includes:
EPC Package 1 (Process Units): Joint Venture of Técnicas Reunidas S.A. and Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd
EPC Package 2 (Utilities and Offsites): Joint Venture of Petrofac International Limited and Samsung Engineering Co Limited
EPC Package 3 (Offsite Facilities): Joint Venture of Saipem SpA and CB&I.

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10th April 2019