From left: Moosa, Al Kahla and Aicco managing director Mohammed Aijazuiddin at the agreement signing.

ALAA International Contracting Company (Aicco), the construction arm of the AFI Group, has awarded Honeywell the process control system (PCS) contract at Saudi Aramco’s Yanbu Refinery.

The contract signing ceremony was held at Aicco’s head office in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and was attended by Aicco president Abdulfattah Al Kahla and Honeywell country manager Mohammed Moosa.

Aicco is confident of Honeywell’s capabilities in terms of quality of work, professionalism and reliability, and believes this partnership will enhance its services at the refinery project, says an Aicco spokesman.

Aicco’s scope of work on the project mainly involves control systems and instrumentation, as well as civil works and mechanical/piping tie-ins, he says.

In terms of utilities, it will provide a new panel instrument board (PIB) which will house three new building management systems (BMS) for the boilers and also new distributed control system (DCS) equipment.

“In the tank farm area, we will be providing a new satellite instrument house, which will house a new emergency shutdown system for the area, a new network motor-operated valve (MOV) system where we will be providing new MOV actuators throughout the tank farm. Additionally, we will be replacing the existing tank level gauging with a new radar tank gauging system. Also included is a new vibration monitoring system (VMS) and new emergency isolation valves.

“In the marine area, which is just outside the refinery perimeter, we will be providing the VMS system and replacing MOV actuators and extending the DCS system,” he adds.

Aicco is part of the group of companies belonging to Ibrahim Ali Al Rashoodi & Partners Holding Company undertaking medium to large size industrial projects involving mechanical, electrical and instrumentation (ME&I) works, steel structures and piping installation works. Aicco is registered as a contractor with Saudi Aramco, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) and Sabic Engineering and Project Management (Sabic E&PM) to carry out contracting works ranging from electro-mechanical and construction to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works.