SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) has signed an exclusive agreement with Florexx International Investments LLC for the extended basic engineering and subsequent design and delivery of an Advanced Topping Refinery in the UAE.
Under the exclusive agreement, SNC-Lavalin will carry out the initial basic engineering, master planning, process technology evaluation and selection to support project financial investment decision approvals, expected in Q3 2018. Once the project proceeds to the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) phase, SNC-Lavalin will carry out the complete design and delivery of the refinery, working alongside Emirati contractors to maximize in-country value.
“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 & Gas, SNC-Lavalin.
Advanced Topping Refineries use distillation columns to separate crude oil into different petroleum products, including naphtha, diesel, kerosene and fuel. The Inside Battery Limits (ISBL) scope of the agreement between SNC-Lavalin and Florexx includes construction of a 100,000 barrel per day (BPD) capacity refinery complemented by non-process technical and non-technical buildings and support infrastructure.
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