Naphtha Hydrotreater Reformer Expansion Project

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The Naphtha Hydrotreater Reformer Expansion Project for ENOC (Emirates National Oil Company) in Jebel Ali was designed to upgrade naphtha to a sweet petrochemical naphtha and a 102 RON Reformate.

The expansion included a new 70,000 bpsd LPG/Naphtha Hydrotreater, a 36,000 bpsd CCR Reformer, LPG fractionation plant, product treating and sulphur management. Additional utilities and offsite facilities were also required to support this upgrade. Foster Wheeler Energy Limited was appointed as EPC contractor for the project.

Kentech acted as the primary electrical, instrument and telecommunications (EI&T) service provider:


  • Power management and load shedding systems
  • Re-routing of the main site DUGAS supply
  • Power and control cabling installation and termination
  • Motors / heaters / MOV’s / 125DC power supplies / 110V AC UPS
  • Lighting distribution, normal and emergency lighting,
  • Aircraft warning lighting
  • Earthing, bonding, lightning protection and electrical heat tracing

Instrumentation & Controls

  • Distributed control systems (DCS)
  • Programmable emergency shutdown systems
  • Fire and gas detection systems
  • Machinery monitoring systems
  • Compressor control systems
  • Package instrumentation
  • Package control systems cabinets,
  • Analyser systems,
  • Field instrumentation
  • Control and relief valves
  • Mechanical / electrical QA/QC completion testing.

The project was successfully completed with over 1,800,000 man-hours expended without a lost time incident.  Kentech also performed a wider completions and commissioning role directly on behalf of ENOC.


On Tuesday 9th February 2021, we announced an agreement to acquire the oil & gas business of SNC-Lavalin’s Resources Division.

This business includes people and assets brought together through their acquisition of the Kentz and other energy services businesses. This transaction marks an exciting, ground-breaking development for Kentech to reinforce our position as a leading integrated energy services provider and introduces us to the renewable / clean power marketplace. We now move forward together with a global network of more than 10,000 professionals united by a commitment of common values and strong partnerships with clients from across the world.

By investing now, we are strategically positioning the company to take advantage of the next cycle of growth.

Our complementary businesses will join forces, creating a stronger offering across the full asset life cycle – from consulting to design and build, commissioning and start-up, through to maintenance, modification and turnaround, as well as decommissioning services.