SNC-Lavalin wins FEED conversion to EPC contract from Brahms Oil Refineries


Project management company SNC-Lavalin has secured a contract from Brahms Oil Refineries to carry out a front-end engineering design (FEED) conversion to EPC contract for a crude oil refinery in Kamsar, Guinea.

The 10,000 barrel per day refinery will process West African crude oil and produce diesel, petrol and jet A fuel to be sold to the local market.

The FEED programme is expected to provide a cost estimate to obtain a final investment decision (FID) for the project in the third quarter of this year.

Under the contract, SNC-Lavalin will provide project management, coordination and management of the process licensor, in addition to management of the geotechnical and topographic survey contractors.

"This project allows us to demonstrate our expertise in modular design and supports our objective to grow our business in downstream oil and gas."

Furthermore, it will offer preliminary engineering and procurement in addition to estimating services and EPC execution plan for the complete grassroots refinery, comprising the tank farm and marine works needed for importing crude oil by ship.

SNC-Lavalin Oil & Gas president Martin Adler said: “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.”

According to SNC-Lavalin, the contract is related to the short form FEED, with an option to agree a phased development of the project ultimately into an EPC project, once FID approval is obtained. 


Image: Brahms Oil Refineries’ refinery is expected to process West African crude oil. Photo: courtesy of Brahms Oil Refineries.