On the coast of the United Arab Emirates, there is change afoot. The region is undergoing rapid regeneration, thanks to the global oil storage industry, and an increased production in the area of crude oil.
In Fujairah, one of the seven emirates that make up the U.A.E, vast building and construction work on a petroleum regeneration and processing plant is over fifty percent complete, and is on track to be finished on schedule.
Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), is the parent company of Cylingas. It is Cylingas that signed an agreement with Pyramid Engineering over a year ago to begin working on the Fujairah project and therefore, see it through to completion.
Pyramid Engineering are responsible for the design, the fabrication, the installation, the inspection, the testing and the commissioning of twenty storage tanks. These initial storage tanks are positioned above ground.
The company will also be held responsible for all associated piping systems within the new plant terminal and connecting pipelines to the port of Fujairah. Fujairah is the only emirate that has a coastline solely on the Gulf of Oman and none on the Persian Gulf, putting it in a prime location.
Saif Al Falasi, group CEO of Emirates National Oil Company, says: ‘The significant progress achieved by Cylingas underlines our commitment to excellence and on-schedule delivery.’
The terminal has a capacity of 101,000 m3 and the plants has a processing capacity of 7,500 BDP. With Saudi Arabia increasing their daily oil production over the next two years, this new plant will provide the United Arab Emirates with a powerful tool.
Each of the individual tanks at Fujairah will come complete with aluminium domed roofs. As well as these domes, the tanks will be able to store naphtha, diesel, gas oil, fuel oil and kerosene as well as slop and precious water.
Cylingas’ general manager Raed Ali also commented on the progress of the venture when speaking to Tank Storage Magazine:
‘Reaching this milestone underlines our experience and competencies to undertake large-scale EPC project that demand extensive mechanical and piping work.’
One surprising factor in the success of the plant’s construction – titled ‘Pyramid Engineering job’ – is that it is actually Cylingas’ first independent project. An impressive thing to achieve especially considering the scale of the work involved.
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