The specialist heavy lifting contractor is using the XGC88000, world’s largest crawler crane, for the project.
Crawler cranes are cranes mounted on an undercarriage with a set of tracks, also known as crawlers, that allow it to move around.
The XGC88000 has already been used to lift a diesel hydrogenation reactor, weighing 808t, into place as part of the EPC 1 package, according to a statement released by SLT.
The diesel hydrogenation reactor is 45.7m-tall.
In a statement, Sinopec said that there are totally 107 pieces of heavy equipment for Duqm Refinery EPC 1 package, of which 15 super-heavy pieces will be lifted by the XGC88000.
The main contract for EPC 1 is worth $2.4bn and was awarded to a joint venture of Tecnicas Reunidas and Daewoo E&C in August 2017.
Its scope includes:
- Construction of a crude distillation unit with a capacity of 2,30,000bpd
- Construction of a vacuum distillation unit with a capacity of 120,000bpd
- Construction of a saturated gas plant with a capacity of 6,500 mT/d
- Construction of hydrocracker unit with a capacity of 74,000 BPSD
- Construction of coker unit and unsaturated gas plant with a capacity of 52,000 BPSD
- Construction of coker amine regeneration unit
- Construction of coker sour water treatment system
- Construction of kerosene treatment unit with a capacity of 40,500 BPSD
- Construction of two LPG treatment units each unit with a capacity of 12,500 BPSD
- Construction of diesel hydrotreater unit with a capacity of 83.500 BPSD
- Construction of two hydrogen production units each with 126,500 Nm3/d
- Construction of two amine regeneration units each with 415 mT/d
- Construction of two sour water stripper each with 44 mT/d
- Construction of three sulfur recovery units each with 355 mT/d
- Construction of local electrical substations
- Construction of 23 buildings on an area of 18000m²
- Construction of local control stations
- Installation of cooling towers
- Laying of interconnecting pipe racks
- Installation of safety and security system
- Civil and underground piping works
The project management consultant (PMC) is Wood Group.
In August 2019 officials said that the Duqm refinery was 25% complete and they expected it to be operational in 2022.
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