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Duqm planning new refinery and coker in Oman

Duqm grassroots refinery with a delayed coking unit (52.000 BPSD) is planned in Oman.

New Delayed Coker at DUQm grass roots refinery in Oman
Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company (DRPIC) awarded the Process Units Package to Técnicas Reunidas (Spain)  along with Daewoo Engineering & Construction (S Korea) will handle the process units [EPC-1]. Petrofac (UK) and Samsung Engineering (S Korea) will do utilities and offsite facilities [EPC-2]. Saipem E&C won the storage contract [EPC-3]. The Duqm refinery will have a capacity of 230,000 bpd. The refinery will be able to process a variety of crudes.

The coker will use Foster Wheeler SYDEC Delayed Coking Technology – WOOD.

Other units include: crude distillation unit (230,000 BPSD), vacuum distillation units (114,000 BPSD), hydrocracker unit (74.000 BPSD), kerosene treatment unit (40.500 BPSD), diesel hydrodesulphurization unit (83.500 BPSD), LPG treatment unit (2 x 12.500 BPSD), hydrogen production unit (2 x 126.500 Nm3/d), saturated gas unit (6.500 mT/d), sour water stripper unit (2 x 44 mT/d), amine regeneration unit (2 x 415 mT/d) and sulphur recovery unit (3×355 mT/d).

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Posted by: Paul R Orlowski

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