Dubai’s Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has awarded US contractor KBR a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for upgrading its condensate splitters plant at Jebel Ali. The upgrade fits in with a growing trend of refinery revamps across the Middle East to meet rising domestic fuel demand, as well as tightening fuel specifications.

ENOC’s twin-splitter 120,000 b/d condensate refinery produces LPG, naphtha, reformate, jet fuel, diesel and fuel oil, and mainly supplies the domestic market, at heavily subsidized rates. KBR says the upgrade “will add new processing units (jet and diesel hydrotreaters and isomerization unit) and will lead to production of several Euro V grade products such as high octane gasoline, low-sulfur jet fuel and ultra-low sulfur diesel.” (CONTINUED - 276 WORDS)