SNC-Lavalin announced on 8 March 2018 that it had, in consortium with TechnipFMC, been awarded a lump sum EPC contract to supply NOVA Chemicals with two gas cracking furnaces. This award supports the recently announced third phase of the conversion and expansion of NOVA Chemicals’ Corunna cracker, which is expected to increase the unit’s current ethylene capacity by more than 50% and is linked to the construction of a new polyethylene facility.
Bechtel was awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract on 6 February 2018 for work on the Hail and Ghasha sour gas fields in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Hail and Ghasha project is one of the largest sour gas recovery projects that ADNOC is developing to ensure a more sustainable and economic gas supply. Bechtel is a global leader in the integrated design, procurement, construction, and project management.
18. Linde Engineering
ADNOC signed an MoU with Linde Group on 16 November 2017 to explore the expansion of nitrogen facilities in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to meet future industrial demand. This represents a continued commitment to joint business development by the two partners under the auspices of the joint venture, ADNOC Industrial Gases, which the two companies entered into 10 years ago. As a first step under the agreement, Linde will do a FEED study for new air separation units.
19. CTCI Corporation
SABIC has pro-vided project ma-nagement services for its affiliate Saudi Kayan Furnace-10 and Olefin Debottlenecking Project (SKF-10) contracted with CTCI. The EPC contractor had completed Furnace-10 on 31 July 2017, and the olefin debottlenecking related works were completed on 15 December 2017, which included improving of cooling water circulation system, adding an extraction tower system, and improving the performance for part of column. SKF-10 is located in Jubail Industrial City.
National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), part of the Senaat Abu Dhabi Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 19 November 2017 with Petrojet of Egypt, to partner and cooperate for identification and execution of new projects in Egypt and the wider region. The MoU was signed by Aqeel A Madhi, managing director and CEO of NPCC, and Salah Ismail, chairman and managing director of Petrojet, in the presence of senior members of the management team, at ADIPEC 2017 in Abu Dhabi. The MoU came into effect immediately.