Under the front-end engineering design (FEED) contract, Technip will develop four main work packages including units in order to process the bottom of the barrel components to high value product.

The contract scope also includes associated offsites and utilities to enable integration with existing refinery facilities.

In addition to improving the product slate and profitability, the modernization project would enhance the refinery configuration, by increasing the throughput from 267,000 to 360,000 barrel per day.

Slated for completion at the end of 2015, the contract will be implemented by Technip’s operating center in Rome, Italy, in cooperation with Technip’s operating center in Abu Dhabi.

Technip Region B (2) president Marco Villa said: "This reflects at the same time the importance to follow the client and have keen understanding of its needs, since the very early stage of an initiative."