$100m EPCM deal done
Mott MacDonald has been appointed by Gulf Petrochem UAE to provide consultancy services for engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services on an oil storage terminal project in Fujairah
Mott MacDonald has been appointed by Gulf Petrochem UAE to provide consultancy services for engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services on an oil storage terminal project in Fujairah, UAE.
Valued at over US$100 million, the storage development is being introduced to help facilitate trading in petroleum products and to meet the substantial demand for bunker fuel at Fujairah, one of the world’s major tanker bunkering ports.
Mott MacDonald’s team of oil and gas professionals will provide conceptual design, cost consultancy and feasibility assessments, engineering services as well as assistance with the tendering and construction management phases.
The multi product oil storage terminal will enable blending and transhipment of different petroleum products and provide import and export facilities at the adjacent Port of Fujairah Oil Tanker Berths.
The total storage capacity is to be nearly half a million m3, while provisions in the site design are being made to allow for future storage expansion and construction of a new bio-diesel plant.
“We are delighted to be awarded this prestigious contract which follows the successful completion of a consultancy commission for Gulf Petrochem last year,” explained Sam Mathew, Mott MacDonald’s project director. “A bulk blending facility for producing unleaded gasoline and different grades of fuel oils is to be included in the design.”
The project is due for completion by 2010. Gulf Petrochem is a US$150mn company, with diversified interests in petroleum products trading, storage and grease manufacturing.