Qaiwan Group has appointed Mott MacDonald, a multidisciplinary consultancy, to provide engineering, procurement and construction management services for the new Xarajyan oil terminal in Iraqi Kurdistan which is scheduled to be completed by the second quarter of 2018, reported Iraq News Today. The facility will handle petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, aviation turbine fuel, kerosene, fuel oil and liquefied petroleum gas.

Mott MacDonald will design the first phase of the 140,800 cubic meter storage terminal, auxiliary utilities and infrastructure facilities at Xarajyan. The consultancy will also provide interface and procurement engineering services and will assist with pre-fabrication, construction and assembly engineering. Furthermore, construction management will be delivered through a separate contract, according to Trade Arabia.

Mott MacDonald’s Managing Director of Oil and Gas business, Albert Allan, added that the new oil terminal will provide much needed storage capacity for petroleum products, help meet local demand and potentially support the transfer of products to Turkey.

Qaiwan Group is 2000-strong privately-owned company headquartered in Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan. It operates across a broad range of sectors, including downstream oil, power generation, construction and infrastructure. The company’s Bazian refinery is one of the largest oil refineries in Iraqi Kurdistan, with a capacity of 40,000b/d.