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Khatib ... pleased to collaborate with ACCII.

DSI unit, ACCII win wastewater plant contract

A consortium of Passavant Energy & Environment (PE&E) – a wholly-owned German water and energy technology solutions subsidiary of Drake & Scull International (DSI) – and Saudi-based Aziz Company for Contracting and Industrial Investment (ACCII) has been awarded a SR268-million ($71.46 million) contract for the South Dhahran wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Saudi Arabia.

The three-year contract has been awarded by the National Water Company (NWC) and as per the terms of the agreement, the duration of the project is two years for design and build and one year for operation and maintenance.

PE&E’s scope of work includes design, procurement and supply of equipment, installation, supervision, and commissioning of the plant process and related electromechanical works.

The plant is located in Al Khobar and on completion will treat 70,000 cu m of water per day from different areas within Dhahran Municipality, received through pipelines at specific delivery points and conditions.

Fares Khatib, managing director, Passavant Energy & Environment, says: “PE&E is very pleased to collaborate with ACCII to undertake the execution of this important WWTP project. This plant will be amongst the few in Saudi Arabia that harnesses bio-gas from the treated sludge to generate electricity to cover a major part of the plant power needs. PE&E is capitalising on its own proven pioneering process technology to minimise the plant life-cycle cost and increase the value added to our client.”

The Austria-based engineering and consulting firm ILF-Tecon & Partners Engineering is the consultant for the project.

ACCII specialises in civil and infrastructure projects. DSI is a regional market leader in integrated design, engineering and commissioning, procurement, construction and construction management.



AMA wins key Bahrain LNG project deal

Bahrain-based Ahmed Mansoor Al A’ali (AMA), a specialist engineering company, has secured a contract worth $12 million to execute two packages of the Bahrain LNG project, according to a Gulf Daily News (GDN) report.

A contract worth $12 million has been awarded by GS Engineering & Construction for the execution of two packages within the Bahrain LNG import terminal project and was signed by AMA vice-chairman Tawfiq Al A’ali and GS Engineering & Construction Corporation vice-president Lee Kyoung-Kyu.

With an estimated total development and finance cost of approximately $990 million, the LNG terminal will have a capacity of 800 million cu ft per day when it is completed in 2019. It will comprise a floating storage unit (FSU), an offshore LNG receiving jetty and breakwater, an adjacent regasification platform, a subsea gas pipeline from the platform to shore, an onshore gas pipeline and gas receiving facility, and an onshore nitrogen production facility.

Work to be done by AMA under the contract includes design, manufacturing, supply and transportation of fully assembled trestle modules and topside jetty structure which will be shipped offshore for installation on the jetty.

AMA will be supplying 12 trestle modules of up to 6-m wide and 18 m long weighing 150 tonnes each. The trestles will be manufactured and fully modularised in the company’s technologically advanced facility, which is one of the largest in the GCC. The contract awarded to AMA is slated for completion by February 2018.



SNC-Lavalin to carry out EPC works at Salalah ammonia plant

SNC-Lavalin, a leading engineering and construction group, has announced that it has received a notice from Salalah Methanol Company (SMC) to proceed with the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) phase of its anhydrous liquid ammonia plant project, located in Salalah, Oman.

This phase follows the early works programme, which was awarded earlier this year. The EPC work has been authorised by SMC while it concludes the final stages of the project’s financial arrangements. SMC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oman Oil Company (OOC), awarded SNC-Lavalin the EPC contract in March this year.

The contract covers a 1,000-tonne per day anhydrous liquid ammonia plant, including its utilities and off-site infrastructure.

“We are very excited about this opportunity to pursue our work with SMC,” says Etienne Cabanes, senior vice president, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, mining and metallurgy. “We look forward to ensuring the successful execution of this project with the utmost care for quality, safety, environment and the community.”

“SNC-Lavalin is pleased to enter into this next phase of the Salalah ammonia project, which is of great importance for SMC and the Sultanate of Oman,” says José J Suárez, president, mining and metallurgy, SNC-Lavalin.