SNC-Lavalin (SNC-Lavalin) has been awarded a contract by Brahms Oil Refineries to undertake a front-end engineering design (FEED) conversion to EPC contract for a 10,000 barrel per day crude oil refinery in Kamsar, Guinea.
The FEED will provide a budget cost estimate to obtain a final investment decision (FID) for the project in the third quarter of 2017.
SNC-Lavalin's scope for this phase of the work includes project management, coordination and management of the process licensor, management of the geotechnical and topographic survey contractors, preliminary engineering and procurement, as well as estimating services and EPC execution plan for the complete grassroots refinery, including the tank farm and marine works required for import of crude oil by ship.
The contract signed to date is for the short form FEED, with a process to agree a phased development of the project ultimately into an EPC project following FID approval.
"We are delighted to be working with Brahms Oil Refineries on the first refinery to be built in Guinea to process West African crude oil," commented Martin Adler, President, Oil & Gas. "This project allows us to demonstrate our expertise in modular design and supports our objective to grow our business in downstream oil and gas. We look forward to helping our client achieve FID and progressing to the EPC phase of the project."
The plant will be designed to produce diesel, gasoline and jet A fuel to be sold to the local Guinean market.