In Brief

Alstom wins five-year Dubai airport contract extension

Global technology major Alstom says it has signed a five-year extension to its contract with Dubai Airports to provide comprehensive operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the Innovia APM 300 automated people mover (APM) system at Dubai International Airport (DXB). 

Alstom points out that its APM system at Dubai airport has consistently been a top performer. In the first five years of O&M services, the transit system’s average availability scored 99.85 per cent against a 99.5 per cent requirement, with the performance level increasing up to 99.94 per cent in 2020, it states.

Furthermore, almost 4.7 million km of safe vehicle operations and 606,290 safe man-hours were achieved with zero lost time incidents, it adds.

“Our Alstom team is delighted to build upon its relationship with Dubai Airports with this new five-year O&M agreement. We will continue to drive top performance as we deliver our world-class operations and maintenance services to the world’s leading airport, to ensure flawless mobility for DXB’s customers,” remarks its GCC Managing Director Tamer Salama.

Alstom acquired Bombardier Transportation (BT) early this year. BT had delivered the turnkey APM system at DXB to connect Terminal 1 to Concourse D which opened for passenger services in February 2016.


Samsung wins $650m Saudi petchem plant contract

Samsung Engineering Company, a leading engineering, procurement, construction and project management (EPC&PM) company, said it has clinched a $650-million deal to build a petrochemical plant at Jubail Industrial City II in Saudi Arabia.

The contract was awarded by Advanced Global Investment Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s Advanced Petrochemical Company.

As per the deal, Samsung Engineering will build a propane dehydrogenation plant and utilities and offsites at Jubail Industrial City II on Saudi Arabia’s eastern coast, stated Advanced Petrochemical Company in its bourse filing.

The plant, which is set to be completed in 2024, will produce 843,000 tonnes of propylene per annum with all required off-sites and utilities by utilising Catofin technology from US group Lummus Technology, it added.


Abu Dhabi Ports’ unit seals strategic deal with Mammoet

Abu Dhabi Ports says its offshore logistics service provider, Offshore Support and Logistics Services Company (Ofco – Offshore International)has signed a strategic agreement with Mammoet UAE, a branch of the global engineered heavy lifting and transport services company.

As per the deal, Ofco will be working closely with the heavy lift and transport specialist Mammoet to create a unique integrated package of on and offshore turnkey transport and installation solutions for projects in the GCC.

Launched early this year, Ofco operates under Safeen Group, Abu Dhabi Ports’ marine services arm, and is one of the largest cost-efficient providers of onshore and offshore integrated logistics solutions and subsea services in the GCC.

Holding extensive experience in marine service solutions and a diversified fleet with experience in offshore logistics and supply chain management, the company’s “one-stop-shop” offering is  designed to meet the complex logistical requirements of customers in the oil and gas, energy, and offshore markets.

Initially targeting UAE-based projects with future ambitions to venture further into the GCC, Ofco and Mammoet will leverage their respective maritime, engineering, and logistical expertise, together with strategic positioning, infrastructure, and in-house assets, to create a joint value proposition that is both flexible and competitive.


Penspen wins construction contract for 51 Adnoc onshore wells

Penspen has secured a four-year contract from leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm Galfar Engineering & Contracting Emirates, to provide the procurement and construction of flowlines and wellhead installations for 51 wells within Adnoc Onshore’s oilfields at Shah, Qusahwira and Mender at Abu Dhabi.

A leading global energy services company, Penspen says this is its second contract win from Galfar in recent months. The scope of work includes increasing the crude oil production from the subject fields whilst ensuring timely delivery of multiple type of wells in task order.

This exercise will see Penspen, with its extensive experience from similar projects, cover the design and detailed engineering of different types of wells, including gas lift, water alternating gas (WAG), electrical submersible pump (ESP), water injection and water disposal wells, says Penspen.

Additionally, Penspen will support Galfar with project delivery to ensure that time, quality and budget is met by June 2025, it adds.