ADNOC Onshore, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) will upgrade two mail oil lines and the crude receiving facilities at Jebel Dhanna terminal in Abu Dhabi, UAE, at a cost of US$245 million.
The company has awarded two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for the work. ADNOC says that in awarding the contracts, it prioritised UAE sources for materials, local suppliers and workforce.
China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Company Limited – Abu Dhabi will replace with two oil lines, which currently carry ADNOC’s premium grade Murban crude oil from its oilfields at Bab (BAB), Bu Hasa (BUH), North East Bab (NEB), and South East (SE) to Jebel Dhanna terminal, increasing capacity by 30%. The contract is worth US$135 million. The contract is expected to be completed in 30 months.
Under a US$110 million contract, Target Engineering Construction will upgrade the crude receiving facilities to enable the terminal to use part of its existing facilities to receive Upper Zakum and non-system crude oil for delivery to the Ruwais Refinery West project, around 12 km to the east of Jebel Dhanna. The abilitu to import other grades of crude will provide greater flexibility to ADNOC. The contract is expected to be completed in 20 months.
‘The awards follow a very competitive tender process and highlight how ADNOC is making smart investments to optimise performance and unlock greater value from our assets. Crucially, a significant portion of the awards will flow back into the UAE’s economy under ADNOC’s [in-country value] ICV programme, reinforcing our commitment to maximise value for the nation as we create a more profitable upstream business and deliver our 2030 strategy,’ says Yaser Saeed Almazrouei, executive director of ADNOC’s Upstream Directorate.