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Essar Projects secures Dh293m contract in Abu Dhabi

Deal with refiner Takreer for Spend Caustic Treatment Plant with capacity of 3.6 cubic meter per hour

  • Gulf News Report
  • Published: 18:11 May 24, 2013
  • Gulf News

Dubai: Essar Projects (EPL), a Global EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) contractor has bagged three new orders totalling $80 million (Dh293 million) in Abu Dhabi underpinning its presence in the Middle East market, the company said.

Abu Dhabi refiner Takreer has awarded a direct contract to EPL for Engineering, Procurement, Construction 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.

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.”

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-kilometre, Jet A1 pipeline & the other being a 28 inches x 94.6-kilometre, Gas Oil pipeline.

Amit Gupta, CEO Hydrocarbons said, “There is 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 UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in order to actively win and execute Mega projects in the region.”

Time frame

Mobilisation activities for all of these contracts is underway. The EPC for the spent caustic plant is scheduled for completion in 27 months; the Civils Contract for CBDC is to be completed in 22 months, and the time frame for the IRP Twin pipeline is 8 months.

Takreer is the UAE’s largest oil refining company, 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.

Essar Projects Limited (EPL) has proven capabilities in delivering facilities to the hydrocarbon industry. The company has successfully executed various contracts for ‘Blue Chip’ clients such as Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), GAIL (India) Limited (GAIL) & Gujarat State Petronet Limited (GSPL). EPL has delivered one of the most advanced & mega-scale refineries of the world at a single location in Gujarat, India by completing the 20 MMTPA integrated refinery for Essar Energy Plc.

EPL is currently executing $400 million (Dh1.5 billion) works at Jurong Aromatics Complex in Singapore for Jurong Aromatics Corporation (JAC).

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