Essar Projects (EPL), a global Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor has bagged three new orders totalling US$80m in Abu Dhabi underpinning its presence in the Middle East market.
TAKREER has awarded a direct contract to EPL for EPC works, commissioning and start-up for a spent caustic treatment plant of capacity 3.6 cubic meter per hour at Abu Dhabi refinery. Merichem Process Technologies, Houston is the technology partner for the project.
Samsung Engineering, Korea has awarded a contract to EPL for civil works for the Carbon Black & Delayed Coker (CBDC) project for the Ruwais refinery.
G. S. Engineering, Korea has awarded construction of twin Inter Refinery Pipelines (IRP); one being a 28 inches x 94.6 km, Jet A1 pipeline and the other being a 28 inches x 94.6 km, gas oil pipeline.
Mr Alwyn Bowden, President & CEO, Essar Projects, said, “The Middle East is a key market for Essar Projects. These wins are strategically important steps in reinforcing our global footprint, and build on our existing presence, executing projects in South East Asia, India, Africa, and the USA.”
Commenting on the development, Mr Amit Gupta, CEO - Hydrocarbons, said, “There is a huge potential in the hydrocarbons space in the Middle East. Essar Projects is committed to growth in the region, and has already set up local offices in United Arab Emirates, Sultanate of Oman, Kuwait, Qatar and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in order to actively win and execute mega projects in the region."
Mobilization activities for all of these contracts are underway. The EPC for the spent caustic plant is scheduled for completion in 27 months; the civil contract for CBDC is to be completed in 22 months, and the time frame for the IRP twin pipeline is eight months.
Takreer is considered to be a prominent oil refining company regionally and internationally, contributing strongly to the rapid growth of UAE economy. Since inception, Takreer has maintained its position as a leading refining company, thanks to high standards and efficient refining operations, consistent with sound health, safety and environment practices, as well as world standard performance of both operations and employees.
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