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03 May 2011
GASCO SIGNED CONTRACTS FOR HABSHAN SULPUR GRANULATION PLANT AND RUWAIS SULPHUR TERMINAL 2 PACKAGES FOR TOTAL VALUE OF ABOUT DIRHAMS 4 BILLION (ABOUT US$ 1.1 BILLION)
On Saturday, 1st January 2011, GASCO awarded the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning Contractors for two new major projects; the Ruwais New Sulphur Terminal and Habshan Sulphur Granulation Plant.
Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd. (GASCO) has signed the following contracts agreements at its main office at Sheikh Khalifa Energy Complex on Tuesday, 03 May 2011 for Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPC) works for the following projects on Lump Sum Turnkey Basis;
- Habshan Sulphur Granulation Plant
- Ruwais Sulphur Handling Terminal -2
The two projects are being executed in parallel with Shah - Habshan Ruwais Etihad Rail which is being implemented by Etihad Rail Company to transport granulated sulphur from Shah and Habshan Stations to Ruwais Sulphur export terminal to replace the current transportation of liquid sulphur via trucks to Ruwais.
The transportation of granulated sulphur from source by Etihad Rail instead of transfer in liquid form by trucks to Ruwais improves on road safety, helps elimination of Sulphur fumes emission into air and consequently reduces carbon footprints.
The details of Habshan Sulphur Station and Ruwais Sulphur Terminal Packages which have been awarded and managed by GASCO, on behalf of ADNOC, are as follows:
1. Habshan sulphur Granulation Plant: Awarded to Dodsal
The Habshan Sulphur Granulation Plant facility will be a new green field plant located approximately 16 km south east of the existing Habshan Gas Complex and about 32 km south of the intersection of Highway E11 and Tarif (Abu Al Abyadh).
The Habshan Sulphur Granulation Plant will have a capacity of receiving, processing and granulating 11,000 tons per day of liquid sulphur from Habshan Gas Plants and also includes Storage of Liquid Sulphur and Granulated Sulphur, Blocking, rail car loading and generation of required utilities. The liquid sulphur from Habshan Gas Plants to Habshan Sulphur Station will be transferred through liquid sulphur pipelines which will be based on SEET (Skin Effect Electrical Tracing) Technology.
Project Detail Engineering and Procurement is in progress at Project Home Office in Calgary, Canada since was awarded in January 22011.
The Contract Agreement was signed by GASCO Chief Executive Officer Mr. Mohammed Sahoo Al Suwaidi and by Dodsal Chairman and President Mr. Rajen Kilatchand at total Contract value of US$ 479 MM (about AED 1.75 Billion) with a completion schedule of 31 months.
2. RUWAIS SULPHUR HANDLING TERMINAL-2: Awarded to Techint – Al Jaber Consortium
The Sulphur Handling Terminal–2 (SHT-2) Plant facility will be a new green field plant located in the Ruwais industrial area approximately 165 km west southwest of Abu Dhabi City.
Granulated sulphur will be transported by rail from Habshan and Shah areas to the new Sulphur Handling Terminal (SHT-2) located approximately 4.5 km southeast of the existing GASCO Sulphur Handling Terminal (SHT). The SHT-2 facility is designed for receive 22,000 tonnes per day of granulated sulphur from both Shah and Habshan Sulphur Granulation Plants
The facilities include the rail unloading, granulated sulphur storage and ship loading of granulated sulphur from rail cars, and the supply of utilities from existing facilities within the Ruwais industrial area.
Granulated sulphur unloaded from rail cars will be stacked / reclaimed from the storage buildings, and then transported by conveyors to one of the two quadrant style ship-loaders for discharge into ships for export to international market.
Project detail Engineering and Procurement is in progress at Project home office in Milan, Italy since was awarded in January 22011.
The Contract Agreement was signed by GASCO Chief Executive Officer Mr. Mohammed Sahoo Al Suwaidi and for the Consortium of Techint and Al Jaber by Techint President Mr. Enrico Bonatti and Al Jaber Chairman Mr. Obeid Al Jaber at a total Contract value of US$ 614 MM (about AED 2.25 Billion) with a completion period of 36 months.
GASCO will direct its EPC Contractors to maximize in these projects the local contents in terms of materials, equipment and services.
These EPC Works will deploy large number of workforce of labor, technicians and supervisors to the tune of about 5,000 at the peak of construction activities. Of these, about -3000 persons will be in Habshan while about 2000 persons will be in Ruwais.
The Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for the SHR Project was completed in Mid 2010 and during execution of FEED high significance was given to HSE aspects in order to eliminate any adverse impact on the environment and the surrounding community in line with ADNOC HSE Code of Practices.