05/05/2011 | Editor: Dominik Stephan
The Shaw Group recently announced it has been awarded a contract to provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the replacement of two naphta storage tanks by Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company (ADGAS).
Baton Rouge/LA USA – The tanks are part of the ADGAS installations on Das Island, the center of storage and export operations for oil and gas extracted from the offshore fields of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The tanks hold paraffinic naptha, a liquid by-product of the island’s processing facilities.The FEED work will help ADGAS increase the capacity of the tanks and loading systems to match modern naphtha tankers capacities. ADGAS is a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).
“Shaw is a leading competitive FEED contractor,” said Lou Pucher, president of Shaw’s Energy & Chemicals Group. “This award expands our credentials in the Middle East, which is an active region of projects for us today and a prominent part of our strategic plan for growth.”
Shaw has numerous projects underway in the Middle East. Most recently, Shaw announced construction of a new state-of-the-art pipe prefabrication facility in the United Arab Emirates. It also is providing project management consultancy services for a base oils plant and technology licensing and engineering services for its Residue Fluid Catalytic Cracking technology for Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer).
Shaw recently announced full commercial operation of a grassroots 1.3 million metric ton per year ethylene plant for Eastern Petrochemical Company (SHARQ) in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia, and has operated an ASME certified pipe fabrication facility in Bahrain since 1994. It opened an office in Abu Dhabi in 2009.
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