Bitumen Bulk Storage and Distribution Facility Expansion for Shell Markets at Jebel Ali Free Zone


Shell Markets Middle East

Completion Date

December 2008


Mott MacDonald Consulting Engineers

Scope of Work



Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The project involves the construction of a new Bitumen Bulk Storage tank and Loading Arm facility at Jebel Ali Free Zone. The bitumen storage tank will have a gross capacity of 8,000 metric tons and includes other associated works. These works consist of oil heating coils, loading gantry, asphalt loading and transfer pumps, external heat exchanger  (shell and tube type) for bitumen loading, external heat exchanger (plate and frame type) for PMB plant bitumen removal, hot oil system, and associated bitumen piping including heat tracing. The entire system will be tied-in to the existing civil, fire, electrical, and instrumental facilities onsite.