TSX-listed SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a contract by private firm Brahms Oil Refineries to undertake a front-end engineering design (FEED) conversion to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a 10 000 bbl/d crude oil refinery in Kamsar, Guinea.
The professional services and project management company on Monday said the FEED will provide a budget cost estimate to obtain a final investment decision (FID) for the project in the third quarter of this year.
The contract signed to date was for the short form FEED, with a process to agree a phased development of the project into an EPC project following FID approval, SNC said in a statement.
The scope of work for this phase 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 an EPC execution plan for the complete grassroots refinery, including the tank farm and marine works required for the import of crude oil by ship.
The plant will be designed to produce diesel, gasoline and jet A fuel to be sold to the local Guinean market.