The Bielefeld specialist for heat transfer and thermal oil applications heat 11 received a major order in March 2014 for the supply of a plant for heating of a crude oil tank farm in Samawah, Iraq. The delivery of the plant is scheduled in September 2014.
The scope of supply of heat 11 for the tank farm comprises a complete gas fired heat transfer oil heating system including the required equipment for the heating of different crude oil tanks and other heat consumers as well as for the trace heating of several hundred meters of crude oil pipelines. Customer is the German engineering office R. Grossmann GmbH & Co. KG – a globally active engineering office for the chemical and petrochemical industry from Bad Ditzenbach-Gosbach in Germany. The plant will be designed in part in accordance with ASME/ANSI standard.
„We are delighted that we have managed to convince with our solution in Iraq. The plant is equipped with a well proven, robust technology which is characterized by high reliability and flexibility. After a project in Saudi Arabia, this is already the second installation order for a crude oil tank farm heating,” emphasizes Dr. Andreas Glueck, general manager sales at heat 11.
The economy in Iraq grows constantly and the forecast for the Iraqi national economy is decidedly good. According to the Foreign Ministry it is estimated that the average of the growth rates of the Iraqi economy will be on average 9 per cent in the years to come. The engine of this development is the Iraqi’s wealth of fossil fuels: With an estimated 143 billion barrels, the country has the third largest oil and with 3.17 billion cubic meters the twelfth largest natural gas reserves in the world.