Dubai 50% Splitter Boost

Dubai state oil firm Enoc plans to hike the capacity of its Jebel Ali condensate splitter plant by 50% to 210,000 b/d under a new five-year strategy for 2016-21. Enoc says it needs to expand its processing capacity, service station network and terminal storage capacity as it seeks to increase its share of the UAE diesel, jet fuel and LPG markets.

Enoc expanded the capacity of its twin-splitter Jebel Ali plant from 120,000 b/d to 140,000 b/d in 2012. Further expansion has been planned for some time, with Enoc awarding US engineering firm KBR a front end engineering design contract in 2014. The scope of the planned expansion appears to have grown, since Enoc has until recently been tendering for an expansion to 180,000 b/d.


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