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which we fully expect to continue on our message board at ArabianOilandGas. enjoy this edition. it’s 12 months until the next instalment. the region has played host to some of the biggest tenders.com Picking the best performers has been an enjoyable task and we could not have delivered this product without the cooperation of the international and regional EPC contractors who have proved forthcoming with their banked figures and strategies for the year ahead. For EPC firms whose influence in the region is in the ascendancy. or from financial disclosures.com The Middle East has been touted by the collective international upstream industry as one of the principal reasons they have managed to stay in the black throughout one of the worst downturns in modern history. When every other major heavy industry suffered. as you will see from the projects being taken on and delivered by local companies and their JV partners that the region has much to offer in terms of home grown talent. nies we tip to be ones to watch in the years ahead. so keep an eye on the website for fuller profiles. Editor Group Editor. combining the efforts of upstream and downstream specialists and the ranking has caused lively debate. Find out how we made the list here
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. The same logic has applied for regional companies which have managed to grow their orderbook by swallowing up more of the work that would have been farmed out internationally five years ago. exclusive management interviews and project galleries.ArabianOilandGas. most ambitious projects and the best prospects anywhere in the oil and gas world. This special edition has been compiled by the Energy Team editorial staff at ITP Business Publishing. Rather than rank companies simply on the orderbook value at year-end. The profiles included in print here are the tip of the iceberg in terms of the phenomenal participation we received from the best EPC companies in the region. and what their performance trajectory is going forward.com
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when he delivered another bumper set of results in March this year. and has built on that with a bullish first half of 2010. This was the first project to be awarded to Petrofac Emirates. including in Syria. In summer last year the company announced that its 50% owned joint venture. One of the most notable successes of 2009 from a regional perspective was the $2. “In March 2010 Petrofac announced the award of an EPC contract for more than $600 million for gas sweetening facilities for Qatar Petroleum and we continue to bid actively in both our existing core markets and selectively into new but adjacent markets such as Iraq.arabianoilandgas. and build on those awards this year. The momentum that Petrofac has built up over the past 18 months. group chief executive. where mechanical completion on the Ebla gas plant was achieved in February 2010. with a value to Petrofac Emirates of around US$1 billion. two months ahead of schedule.TOP EPC CONTRACTORS
Petrofac won an EPC deal with PDO for a gas compression project worth $350 million last year. In what was a tough year for contractors the world over. “I am pleased to report that we have made a good start to 2010 and we are confident that this will be another year of strong growth. won the contract from ADNOC group division GASCO for a contract worth approximately US$2.
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. the company’s Engineering & Construction segment is now working on ten large EPC projects in seven countries.
US$7. the joint venture between Petrofac and Mubadala. Following some massive contract awards in 2009. in partnership with GS E&C. established in November 2008.1 billion Abu Dhabi integrated gas development contract.” said Ayman Asfari.3 billion
Petrofac’s group backlog as of end April 2010 Source: Petrofac www.1 billion.” said Asfari in Petrofac’s recent Interim Management Statement. particularly in the Middle East has earned the company the coveted number one spot in the Oil & Gas Middle East Top 25 EPC contractor’s special report. The 48-month lump-sum contract is for the construction of the 4th NGL train at the Ruwais complex in Abu Dhabi.
group chief operating officer of Petrofac. “Following our record order intake in 2009. The award of this contract serves to further reinforce Petrofac’s commitment to the Qatari market. The March 2010 deal with Qatar Petroleum is worth more than US$600 million. in addition to undertaking the commissioning and six months of initial operations. In addition to the production capacity upgrade of Asab.3 billion at end of April 2010 and cash balances of US$1.” The company’s backlog of $7. further underpins our continued relationship.3 billion contract by Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) for the development of the onshore Asab oil field in 2009.” Petrofac will undertake the engineering. Petrofac will provide EPC services to upgrade the production capacity of the Asab field.2 billion shows the group is in fine financial form. Petrofac’s scope includes upgrading the facility’s capacity to accept increased production from Sahil. Delivering the Interim Management Statement.TOP EPC CONTRACTORS
STAR PERFORMER: $2. Petrofac CEO. In early 2008. Shah and other south east fields and to upgrade the associated utilities and water handling facilities.
“We are delighted to be part of the continuing investment in oil and gas infrastructure by governments in the region. The deal covers the EPC work for a gas sweetening facilities project in Qatar’s Messaieed and Dukhan industrial districts.
Petrofac will undertake the EPC of the gas compression system and associated facilities at the Kauther gas plant (pictured) in Oman for PDO.” he added. Around the same time last year the company won an Oman gas compression project worth more than $350 million. commented: “We are delighted to have successfully secured the Kauther gas depletion compression project. the business is delivering on our broader portfolio of existing contracts and our backlog gives us outstanding revenue visibility for the current year and beyond. Petrofac was asked to carry out the front end engineering and design (FEED) for the gas depletion-compression project and then invited to submit a commercial proposal for the EPC on a negotiated basis. The contract was awarded on behalf of the Government of Oman by Petroleum Development Oman. installation and commissioning of gas sweetening facilities in both locations which includes a sulphur recovery upgrade at NGL-3 in Messaieed and an acid gas recovery plant at Arab-D in Dukhan. “We continue to invest in our people and our business infrastructure.3 BILLION CONTRACT WIN Petrofac was awarded a $2. gives us continuity of business in the Sultanate and again highlights Petrofac’s continued competitiveness in the Middle East.com
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. This award serves to further reinforce Petrofac’s commitment to the Omani market. The project follows the successful completion of the Kauther gas plant in 2007. the company’s chief executive was upbeat. and associated facilities at the Kauther gas plant. “Petrofac has a long history of working with Qater Petroleum and this award. including commissioning and operations. Maroun Semaan. Petrofac will undertake the engineering. Work on the projects is expected to commence shortly and is due for completion within 38 months. which Petrofac built on an EPC basis for PDO. saying the company’s continued success in its key markets was in-line with expectations. procurement. alongside the engineering services contract that we recently secured. The EPC deal covered the Kauther gas-field depletioncompression project. procurement and construction (EPC) of the gas compression system. Ayman Asfari.
www.arabianoilandgas.” said Petrofac’s group chief operating officer. Under the 44-month lump-sum contract. and is well placed to deliver on its major contract success of the past 18 months. focus on major hydrocarbon regions where significant expenditures are expected and strong bidding pipeline gives me confidence in continued growth. Maroun Semaan. Our differentiated offering.” said Asfari.
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www. capable of providing the offshore and onshore upstream oil and gas industry with complete EPC solutions. which were shutdown and subsequently mothballed in the early 1980’s. Aqeel Madhi said of the project: “It’s not easy… in fact it’s complicated.. “It’s our pleasure to have NPCC with us in this complicated project which is the largest we will do for sometime. This year alone NPCC has bagged contracts worth well over a billion US dollars in both onshore and offshore projects in the UAE.” The ZCSC demothballing project is part of overall ADMA Lower Zakum 100 million bpd programme aimed at enhancing the oil production capacity from Zakum Field progressively from the year 2012 onwards. “In this particular project NPCC have demonstrated their competitive edge in terms of pricing. construction. ADMAOPCO general manager and Aqeel Madhi NPCC CEO.com
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NPCC was created in 1973 to support the UAE’s upstream oil and gas project pipeline. The scope of work comprises: detailed engineering. The agreement was signed by Ali Al-Jarwan.” said Al-Jarwan. its past achievements and new facilities have transformed this national company into a major international (EPC) contractor.
This year alone Abu Dhabi’s National Petroleum Construction Company has bagged contracts worth over a billion US dollars in onshore and offshore projects in the UAE
NPCC was established in April 1973 to provide a facility for the fabrication of steel structures required by the onshore and offshore oil and gas production industry.arabianoilandgas. Installation and Hook-up works.” said Al-Jarwan. In May this year Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) awarded the EPC contract to NPCC for the Zakum Central Super Complex (ZCSC) Demothballing Project. In order to achieve the additional surface facilities required for this objective. procurement. but ever since we have been working together we have had great cooperation…We will definitely succeed. ADMA-OPCO is de-mothballing and re-commissioning the production facilities at the Zakum Central Super Complex. As this is a brownfield project …a lot of challenges are there but our objectives are definitely common. The late seventies saw NPCC growing through considerable expansion with the construction of its own pipe coating facilities and the launching of a successful Offshore Services Division providing full marine spreads for Pipe laying. NPCC’s dynamic growth. The contract is valued at US$350 million. schedule and willingness to do the project and we assure them of our maximum cooperation to do the job successfully.
arabianoilandgas. It also consists of installation of Five Boat Landings on piles and a bridge connecting the main ZCSC complex with the new accommodation module. procurement and construction) works on
the Qusahwira Field as part of Phase I of ADCO’s ambitious 1.8 million bpd project aims to augment ADCO’s exploitation programme from its current crude oil production of 1. ADCO plans to increase production at existing North-East Bab oil field and to begin productions from other three new oil fields. Qusahwira is a new unde-
veloped field located about 80 kilometres Southeast of Asab Field.8 mbpd. Bida Al Qemzan. The 1.4 mbpd to 1. Qusahwira and Bab. To achieve this.TOP EPC CONTRACTORS
start-up assistance for major complex brown field works on Zakum Central Complex and a new accommodation platform (NAP) comprising an 80 bed living quarters module.8 million bpd project scheme. procurement and construction of production facilities including central and remote degassing stations.
NPCC has won multi-billion dollar contracts with the ADNOC Group in UAE. Earlier in February 2010 ADCO awarded to NPCC the first EPC contract under the scheme which covered facilities required at Bab Field. Earlier this year Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Operations (ADCO) awarded another EPC contract to NPCC to carry out engineering. The Contract value is US$560 million and was signed in March by Abdul Munim Saif Al Kindi.com
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We target to continue bidding various sizes initiatives for both NOC’s and IOC’s in view of intaking several hundred millions. located in the northern part of the Emirate. The third contract covers the engineering.08 billion. In the upstream business Technip is in the final stages of construction on the OAG-1 project on Das Island in Abu Dhabi for ADGAS. and then to Ruwais. North Africa.” added Salem. procurement. Technip is engineering liquefaction trains with a total capacity of more than one third of the world LNG trade through gigantic projects in Nigeria.2 billion. Today. but its massive commitArturo ment Grimaldi. The activities will be completed within 52 months. Saipem is organised in three business units: Offshore.
The development program is designed to treat 1 billion cubic feet a day of sour gas from the Shah field. procurement. In 2010. Yemen and last but not least we are reopening our office in Baghdad. Qatar and Yemen. Onshore and Drilling. FSU. and South East Asia. Nasr and Umm Lulu EPS Field Development FEED. Asab 3 for GASCO. Technip is one of the few players with sub-sea. The contract has been assigned to Saipem by Burullus Gas Company.TOP EPC CONTRACTORS
Global expertise combined with a massive local workbook propels Technip to our top tier
than half a billion dollars and numerous small size projects.2 billion.
France’s brightest EPC firm has made winning Middle Eastern business look easy. combined with its interest in Iraq sees the company take the number three spot in the Oil & Gas Middle East Top 25 EPC Contractors list for 2010. “We are reinforcing our office in Alkhobar. Asab 3 for a little less
Italian firm flies up the rankings courtesy of $3. condensate and NGL
PetroSaipem’s most recent contract is for a 3850 tonnes per day granulated urea production plant as well as all of the associated utilities and off-site units. Central Asia. or 41% of the total Technip Group’s backlog of $9. Saipem was awarded a new contract worth approximately US$400 million for the charter of offshore drilling rig Scarabeo 6 of the coast of Egypt. Middle East. to the Senior VP Midde East region. The company’s Middle East regional backlog represents US$4.
www. the company told Oil & Gas Middle East its main objectives are to be closer to our clients in the region. Saipem is a global contractor. we have a new office in Sana’a. Zadco Artificial Islands FEED and numerous conceptual and other FEED projects. Technip banked the Jubail Refinery project for $3. and
the key upstream contracts it has won in the Middle East. and competencies such as gas monetisation and heavy oil exploitation. It may be a global company. and construction of the gas process plant and of the sulphur recovery unit. with strong local presence in strategic and emerging areas such as West Africa. To tackle Iraq the company’s Baghdad office will be busy working on developing partnerships with local construction companies. extending their charter of Scarabeo 6 to the fourth quarter of 2014. offshore and onshore expertise in handling upstream projects. The facility will be constructed at the Qafco Complex in Mesaieed Industrial City.
Saipem has built a strong reputation for projects in remote areas and deepwater. head of communication. In May Abu Dhabi Gas Development Company Limited awarded Saipem three EPC contracts as part of the Shah Gas development program.5 billion Abu Dhabi Gas Development award
from the Shah Gas plant to Habshan and ASAB tie-in point. In 2009. “We are bidding on several EPC projects with both IOCs and Iraqi NOCs and we have already been awarded the FEED for the Karbala refinery.” said Lara Salem.arabianoilandgas. before separating the sulphur from the natural gas and transporting both to processing facilities at Habshan area. Saipem recorded a net profit of US$222 million in the first quarter of 2010. In March 2009. The first two contracts encompass the engineering.8 billion. The project length is 35 months with Qafco expected to take delivery of the facility in the third quarter of 2012. Drawing on its experience in all component areas.com
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. with revenues of $3. and construction of nearly 250 kilometre long pipelines in total for transporting gas. at Technip. Technip is in a unique position to design and deliver floating LNG facilities. awarded by QAFCO.
construction and maintenance of plant and facilities. which came online back in 1973. Recently Mott MacDonald was awarded a three-year general engineering services contract by Occidental of Oman Inc (Oxy). The lump-sum turnkey contract is worth a reported US$1. On the other side of the coin. down 14% year on year. buildings.. The company’s association with the Middle East goes back a long way. it was contracted
to build a gas processing plant at Hassi R’Mel in 1976. “We’re delighted to be appointed by Oxy on this contract. The UK firm will provide multi-disciplinary engineering design and technical support services for the oil and gas surface facilities expansion and operational activities at Oxy’s concessions regions in Blocks 9 and 27 of Safah.” The scope of Mott MacDonald’s role includes conceptual studies to identify system improvements. Vinod Shah. the project involves construction of the gas processing unit. Mott MacDonald has a long history of providing engineering services in Oman and we are committed to bringing our expertise and local knowledge to find the best solutions for Oxy’s benefit.
UK EPC firm has maintained an impressive project flow in the region
Mott MacDonald’s GBP £1 billion business spans 120 countries with over 14 000 staff working in all sectors from transport. building services for auxiliary buildings. energy. The US$4.5 billion. It enjoyed further success when it won Sonatrach’s (EPC) services contract for a gas process-
JGC has carried out a feasibility study for Saudi Aramco’s Rabigh Phase II ing facility in the Gassi Touil field.TOP EPC CONTRACTORS
Japanese E&C giant JGC has kept its hand in the Middle East marketplace during a tough project environment
Founded in 1928 in Japan. in Al-Zour. The remaining value left on the contract at the time of termination was US$2. South America. Along with partner Tecnimont.arabianoilandgas. who leads Mott MacDonald’s oil and gas team of 450 staff in Oman said. sulphur recovery unit and NGL recovery unit. industry and communications. The scope of the agreement is flexible to encourage real innovation and the adoption of state of the art technologies. JGC has carried out hydrocarbon projects across Asia.com
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www. water and the environment to health and education. Part of the Integrated Gas Development (IGD) Scheme. Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Its services focus on three main areas: planning. Kuwait National Petroleum Company backed out of an EPC contract on the New Refinery Project. and technology development services.5 billion. Africa. On the back of that success. quality control reviews and evaluation of tender submissions. The firm was also hired by Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo to do a feasibility study for the proposed Rabigh Phase II Project. Net profit for its last financial year was US $295 million. investment in oil & gas fields and utility projects.
Mott MacDonlad won some major contracts in Oman with Occidental. It helped build the Arzew refinery in Algeria. The company claims to have carried out around 20 000 projects in approximately 70 countries. A project to modernise a refinery in Kuwait followed in 1980. it won the EPC contract for Habshan 5 Process Plant from Abu Dhabi Gas Industries. Wadi Latham and Khamila.
Founded as a construction company in 1912. Fluor is active in the Middle East. largely thanks to a massive deal with Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company (ADGAS). “The project we signed on behalf of ADNOC is a major milestone which reflects the
Major EPCM deals in Qatar and Abu Dhabi nudge specialist contractor Fluor into the premier league
Fluor delivers engineering. In May Fluor reported that its offshore unit was awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED)
contract by Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMAOPCO) for offshore facilities located at the Umm Lulu field about 30 kilometres northwest of Abu Dhabi. down 3% from $1. procurement. Highlighting the challenges involved in the project Kazim said the nature of brownfield EPC work posed additional hurdles. The division has since delivered 3 million tonnes of offshore facilities and 5100 kilometres of subsea pipelines in 49 projects worldwide.5 billion
Fluor completed a $1. an offshore field. a new venture partly owned by Fluor. Last year proved a bumper one for the South Korean megacoportation in the Middle East. compared with a record $716 million in 2008. ADGAS general manager. process 1 billion cubic feet of gas per day from Umm Shaif. The project is expected to take 49 months to complete. and will form part of the massive Integrated Gas Development (IGD) Project was confirmed in Decmber. In September Fluor announced that it had completed a US$1.TOP EPC CONTRACTORS
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ADGAS new vision and commitment to participate in the country’s national energy strategy. Fluor quickly built a reputation for applying innovative methods and performing precise engineering and construction work within the emerging petroleum industry.
Hyundai Heavy’s involvement in offshore structures actually began with a Saudi Arabian orde for 89 jackets and deck structures for the Open Sea Tanker Terminal for the Jubail Industrial Harbour Projects in 1991.” Fahim Kazim.000 m2 of land for the project facilities and to build a 100 metre-long jetty for offloading heavy 1 500-tonne modules. EPCM project for RasGas in Ras Laffan City. and project management worldwide.” he added. A US$1 billion deal for the construction of a gas processing plant on Das Island which will
HHI has been awarded a $1 billion EPC contract for ADGAS on Das Island.arabianoilandgas. From Das Island the gas will then be pumped through a sea pipeline to Gasco’s Habshan plant. we had to reclaim an additional 108. within an integrated project that also involves ADMA-OPCO and GASCO. “Due to the limited area on Das Island.25 bn.
www. Flour’s net earnings for 2009 declined 4% to $685 million. The project is scheduled for completion by Q3 2013. construction. signed a major five-year maintenance contract with Qatar Shell Gasto-Liquids Limited for its Pearl Gas-to-Liquids (Pearl GTL) project in the industrial city of Ras Laffan. Qatar.com
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.5 billion EPCM project for RasGas in September 2009. Consolidated profit for the year was $1. In April. and has been awarded several projects recently. said at the time. maintenance (EPCM). Qatar National Facilities Services.29 bn a year ago.
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comprehensive system of services and installations in the oil. The facility. procurement and construction (EPC) projects in both upstream and downstream markets.arabianoilandgas. infrastructure upgrades and electrification project will help sustain crude oil production to meet Saudi Aramco’s capacity targets for the field by 2013. Ray McDermott has maintained a strong Middle Eastern orderbook and its work in Saudi Arabia has propelled it up the Top 25. after a protracted bid. four new in-field lateral flowlines and
J Ray won the platforms and pipelines contract for Aramco’s Karan ﬁeld. Sulphur Recovery Unit and NGL Recovery Unit. construction. The four wellhead complexes are clustered around a tie-in platform with similar facilities. as part of a joint venture with JGC (which is project leader) the contract for Abu Dhabi’s Habshan 5 Process Plant. Ray’s Middle East outfit will undertake the turnkey aspects of the project from its headquarters in Jebel Ali. Ray McDermott’s Vice President for Middle East Projects. and the modification and electrification of nine existing wellhead platforms. Upon completion. J. Engineering design work will begin in the second quarter of 2010 with contract completion expected during 2013. The project involves work in Saudi Arabia itself and outside the Kingdom. 156 km of subsea electrical cable. a new electrical deck module for an existing platform (STP-18). Once completed. the IGD Project will contribute to
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www. which is located in an inland desert area 150 kilometres southwest of Abu Dhabi.7 billion and is scheduled for completion in 2013. construction and commissioning of the following core units: Gas Processing Unit (900 mmscfd). The work includes engineering. procurement.
role in engineering. and installation – EPCI – of a new tie-in platform (STP-20 ) with a 6000-tonne topside. Ray was awarded a project to upgrade crude gathering and power supply facilties in Saudi Aramco’s Safaniya field. as leader. and offers a wide range of competences from feasibility studies to FEED and technology selection. the facility will have a production capacity of 1 800 MMSCFD of raw sour Khuff gas. The company has recently been awarded.
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J. procurement. The work will be executed by a joint venture (50/50) of JGC.” said Ed Gedeon. comprising four wellhead complexes each of which has a wellhead platform topside with gas. The lump-sum turnkey project is worth $4. chemical injection. it the company was awarded the Karan Offshore Platforms and Subsea Pipelines project by Saudi Aramco. associated flare bridges and stacks. In March. gas and petrochemicals sphere.TOP EPC CONTRACTORS
Strong orders from KSA have pushed this marine player into the top ten
valve skids. The project also includes intrafield pipelines as well as 110 Km trunkline to the shore and all subsea power distribution cables. calls for the engineering. evaluation and award process. J. “This most recent award is a significant project. Tecnimont plays a leadership
Italian firm is working on the largest ever gas plant awarded in the region
meeting the rapidly increasing demand for gas resources in the United Arab Emirates. The Habshan 5 Process Plant. a 53 km. and controls facilities as well as a bridge connected auxiliary platform.com
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. knowledge and experience in the energy sector. In October 2009. which has nudged it out of our top spots. Working throughout the MENA region and beyond.000 t/y low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit.miscoltd. call +9714 883 7040.arabianoilandgas. on a lump sum turnkey basis. Samsung also won two packages for Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical (Satorp) mega project in July 2009. procurement and construction company.com or mail ramachandaran@mis. most recently winning a contract by Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical at the companies’ joint Rabigh II Project in the KSA. KBR’s consolidated revenue in the first quarter of 2010 was $2.
Kellog Brown & Root has been snapping up key refining deals
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Downstream gearing keeps firm from stronger showing
Borstar enhanced polypropylene units.2 billion contract by Ruwais Fertilizer Industries (FERTIL) that will see it building a new fertilizer in Abu Dhabi. will see KBR provide basic engineer-
Samsung Engineering was the first engineering company established in Korea.655 billion by the Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge). as well for the construction of a 350. visit www . the company announced it had been awarded a $1. the value of which was not disclosed. The company has been awarded various contracts in the Middle East over the last twelve months. Samsung Engineering is part of a consortium that only in June won a contract worth $1. and are supported by state-of-the-art systems and procedures. KBR announced that it had been awarded the front-end engineering and design.
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Energy Projects International. Expertise in EPC
Energy Projects International (EPI) is a division of MIS focusing on offshore and onshore energy-related EPC and EPCM projects. Our team consists of experts of the highest standards. The company has built an impressive Middle Eastern EPC portfolio but its strength lie in the downstream processing field. EPI builds on MIS’ excellent track record of 30-years of success.6 billion compared to $3. In September 2009.
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LNG and processing packages keep Japanese EPC firm in the regional mix
Chiyoda Corporation was created in January 1948 by Akiyoshi Tamaki. In North America. Thailand. the company is expanding several refineries and a large receiving terminal for LNG. The company’s services include project management. down 54% from the year before. The value of work booked in 2009 was $20. and the division has branches and subsidiaries in Dubai. which ended on March 31. In 1973. The company.
www. an expansion of the city that began in 2004. commissioning. TCJV.arabianoilandgas. netting the US$300m construction contract for the infrastructure. won an EPC contract from Qatargas for the maintenance of Qatargas 1. This contract win builds on last year’s ASAB Full Field Development Project. it is now one of four major companies that dominate the LNG plant market. Its share of this sector is around 30%. on. procurement.
AJES is a 100% subsidiary of Al Jaber Group established in 1994 as an EPC contractor. construction. the company posted a net profit of US $32. through Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company.com
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Perennial Saudi Arabian favourite is still building Jubail
fied natural gas and in India. The project is slated for completion in March 2013. work continues on a processing plant for lique-
Chiyoda won an EPC deal with Qatargas earlier this year. For its last financial year. The project will enable Qatargas to maintain its current production level of 10 million tonnes per annum of liquified natural gas. for which AJES won the subcontract for civil works. it acquired the order for the construction of Jeddah refinery (phase I) in Saudi Arabia. and pump around 540 million scfd of processed gas into the UAE network. its first overseas turnkey construction project. Earlier this year. Regionally. as well as continuing to make progress on the Canada to United States Keystone Pipeline.
Bechtel employs close to 50. The company’s head office is in Abu Dhabi. Today AJES and Al Jaber Group employ in excess of 51 000 people of which over 10 000 are fully dedicated to AJES projects. the company undertook construction of an LNG plant in the UAE. Bechtel is most famously associated with its work on the construction of Jubail Industrial City. including roads as well as units such as gas treatment plants. underground utilities network. In Angola. Singapore. engineering. Qatar. UAE.TOP EPC CONTRACTORS
Al Jaber Energy Services won a $300 million Shah field deal
will treat around 1 billion cubic feet of gas from Shah. a joint venture between Tehnip and Chiyoda.
According to Chiyoda. down from $35 billion the year before. O&M and asset management. trenching for electrical and instrument cables and a 2000-man camp. FEED. The company was the first to receive an award for the Shah sour gas development project this year. The project involves construction on subcontract basis with Petrofac International for ADCO. began construction of the industrial city in 1975 and has overseen Jubail II. In 1966.8 billion in 2009. The Abu Dhabi Yard measures over 600 000 m2.plot roads and pavement. feasibility studies. Malaysia. The scope includes foundations for equipment and pipe rack. Bechtel completed a refinery complex and an offshore gas development project.000 employees and posted revenues of $30. a former construction division manager at Mitsubishi Oil (now Nippon Oil).
9 million. In February Abu Dhabi Gas Industries awarded SNC a US $10 million contract for FEED and pre-FEED studies for a nitrogen injection (NGI).
SNC-Lavalin Group has landed a number of jobs in the Middle East recently. nitrogen breakthrough and
cooling facilities in Dhahran. Middle East operations exhibited strong growth in 2009.
WorleyParsons provides fullscope project services for greenfield and brownfield projects across all phases. Foster Wheeler’s president and COO. was awarded a FEED services contract from Shell Development Kashagan for Phase II of the Kashagan oil field development project in Kazakhstan. “We fully appreciate
Foster Wheeler has been awarded a FEED contract for a 300kbpd reﬁnery in Iraq.
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. with personnel increasing to approximately 2200.1 million in May. The project consists of a district cooling plant. In the same month its engineering and construction group was awarded a project management consultancy contract by ADCO for the Bab Field expansion and the development of the Qusahwira Field.5 million the year before. we have continued to experience very good operating conditions and our performance has been ahead of expectations. In April WorleyParsons. It recently won an engineering. but its hydrocarbons business reported aggregated revenue of US$1. The company performs major EPC projects in many industries and sectors. processes and components of oil and gas production. but these have largely been involved in downstream
nitrogen rejection (NBNR) and carbon dioxide recovery and injection (CRI) project in Abu Dhabi. in a JV with CB&I and Aker Solutions. SNC’s order backlog.4 billion from $9 billion a year before. In June the company was awarded FEED contract by the Iraqi Ministry of Oil for a new refinery at Nassiriya.
Downstream deals dominate Australian firm’s Middle East portfolio
projects.arabianoilandgas. however. The company’s net income for Q1 2010 was $71. Foster Wheeler will manage the tendering and award process and the EPC execution phase on behalf of ADCO. grew to $11. 14 km of dual underground chilled water pipelines.51 billion for the six months to 31 December 2009. down from $77. “In some parts of our business. energy transfer stations with a total capacity of 32 000 RTand power transmission lines and a substation upgrade. procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Saudi Tabreed for district
Canadian contractor has amassed a backlog of US$11 billion
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the importance of this multifield infrastructure project and will help to ensure the successful delivery of this key investment with minimum disruption to production from the Bab and SAS (Sahil. representing 73% of the group revenue result. CEO John Grill said the half year results to end-2009 were buoyed by the Middle East.
Strong showing in Abu Dhabi keeps FW up top
Swiss EPC giant Foster Wheeler reported net income for the first quarter of 2010 of $72.” he told investors. The company has had notable successes in the Middle East over the course of the last year.” said Umberto della Sala. Asab and Shah) hubs.
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www. the project is scheduled for completion in March 2012. With an approximate contract value of $110 million. expect to see more of the company around the Middle East from 2010. forming a joint venture agreement to offer asset support services to the oil. The construction activities include but are not limited to the construction of pipelines with sizes ranging from 4 inch to 36 inch diameter. Last year the firm scooped a major contract from QP for the EPIC of Sweet Fuel Gas Supply to Dukhan consumers. The project consists of sweet fuel gas supply system pipelines and associated facilities. Petrofac and Hyundai. The fresh injection of capital from QIPCO has seen turnover and profitability increase fivefold since the acquisition. The company claims a manpower base of over 2500 men and anticipated annual turnover just shy of the $100 million mark. Gasal (JV of QP and Air Liquide). Qatargas. Its growth trajectory is bound to see it involved in more of the region’s large-scale projects in the future.arabianoilandgas. Rasgas. QChem. The company’s evolution into Qatar’s largest EPC and maintenance contractor for the upstream oil and gas industry has coincided with quite unparalleled activity in the small Gulf state. and sees it break into our top 25 as a hot one to watch.
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Black Cat Engineering & Construction may not lead the multi-billion dollar EPC projects which have dominated the leaderboard so far. or even international markets. as much of its domestic project portfolio reaches fruition. but the Qatari firm is one to watch. The company is stamping its mark upon many of Qatar’s most ambitious upstream and energy related projects.2010
Black Cat’s project backlog currently stands at around $165 million dollars
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Qatar’s home grown EPC firm will be looking beyond its home turf in 2011
grabbing headlines for all the right reasons in recent months. Black Cat has been well placed throughout the downturn and continue its rapid expansion. The company is also executing projects in Mesaieed and Ras Laffan and its client base includes QP. With a healthy backlog of over $165 million (excluding a $467 million joint venture project for the Ras Laffan Emergency and Safety Training College). Black Cat was acquired by Qatar Investment & Projects Development Holding Company (QIPCO Holding) in 1999. Readers should expect the company to break out into regional projects soon. gas and petrochemical sectors in the country. Qafco. Black Cat E&C has been
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CB&I recently won a contract for work in Kazakhstan’s Kashagan Field. our qualified onsite technicians offer extensive bolting. machining.” said Philip Asherman. In July last year CB&I was awarded an EPC contract.arabianoilandgas. reduce plant downtime and extend facility life.TOP EPC CONTRACTORS
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FEED work for both onshore and offshore facilities and pipelines. procurement services. “This contract demonstrates
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. installation. through its Qatar Kentz unit. It will greatly increase our capacity in the region and serve as a platform to support further growth within the UAE.5% to US$704.com. The facility. and is expecting to boost its links with local business in 2010 and beyond. In September Kentz.” commented Dr Hugh O’Donnell.arabianoilandgas.” O’Donnell told ArabianOilandGas. Laffan Refinery venture manager. March 2010
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New office opened up to support regional ambitions on the back of UAE and Qatari project wins
Kentz has previously worked on the Al-Kakara Field A Structure. Offshore Qatar. “We are delighted to be unveiling this new office in Abu Dhabi. “This project is of strategic importance to the State of Qatar as it creates vital new infrastructure for the distribution of diesel to the domestic market and builds upon the strategic vision started by the realisation of the Laffan Refinery which became operational earlier in the summer. We look forward to growth in new areas and increasing our overall presence within the UAE market. the Abu Dhabi arm of the Kentz Group opened a new office in the UAE capital.4m)
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www. said. Qatar.7m (2008 was $643. Construction completion is scheduled for 2012.to replace two existing glycol regeneration trains at the Fahahil Stripping Plant in Dukhan. which netted a a full EPC contract from Laffan Refinery Company for a receiving and loading facility to be built in Ras Laffan Industrial City. pre-commissioning. commissioning and transfer of the existing field instrumentation to a new control system for the ADGAS LNG.
Source: Kentz Corp Ltd Full Year Financial Results 2009. construction. Engineering and construction group Kentz has revealed that the Middle East is currently its most significant area of revenue growth. Last year Kentz was awarded a contract worth more than US$30 million by ADGAS to replace its control system and electrical instrumentation devices on Das Island. CEO of Kentz. accounting for 63% of the overall revenue in 2009. This was followed shortly thereafter by another scoop for the Qatar Kentz division. will allow distribution of diesel products to the northern geographical vicinity of Qatar. procurement. known as the Gantry project. “Kentz’s work is a full design and detailed engineering.
Last year Shaw opened an office in Abu Dhabi to support
neering. environmental. including providing front end engineering design (FEED) services for a grassroots acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plant for Arabian Petrochemical Company. In the fiscal year 2008 the company posted annual revenues of $7 billion.
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Dubai.arabianoilandgas. U. president and CEO of Shaw. construction and commissioning of a 400 000 metric tonne per annum plant for SABIC in Saudi Arabia. and detailed EPC management services for a plant expansion in KSA for Petrokeyma.M. chairman.” Shaw has numerous projects currently underway in the region. remediation and facilities management services for government and private sector clients in the energy. Bernhard Jr..000 people in its global offices and operations.co co co om m
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Topaz Energy and Marine is becomming a world leading. The company’s growth in difficult times demonstrates a resilience that sets Topaz apart from many of its peers. exposure to geographies of strategic importance to energy markets and our refusal to jump on the bandwagon of speculative vessel new-buildings at the peak of the market. Kebabangan Petroleum Operat-
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www. told Oil & Gas Middle East: “This is an outstanding achievement in a volatile economic climate and reflects the inherent strengths of our business. making it one of the largest integrated manufacturing complexes in the Middle East catering to the hydrocarbon and power sectors. Charismatic CEO Fazel Fazelbhoy. Topaz’s recession resilience is a result of a blend of long and short-term contracts.
FEED job in KSA boosts Aker’s local ops
Aker Solutions is organised into four business lines: energy development & services. Topaz posted revenue of US$448 million. Aker Solutions has offices in the UAE. Its fabrication and construction business is engaged in offshore and onshore construction across the UAE. whilst Topaz Marine is an offshore support vessel owner and operator serving the oil and gas industry exclusively. execute process platforms. though does not generate much of that revenue stream directly in the Middle East. subsea. with a footprint spreading across the Middle East and the Caspian. The company has annual revenue of more than US$8 billion. and for global clients in the energy industry. The company’s operating facilities are in Abu Dhabi (Adyard) and Fujairah (Nico International Hydrospace). oil and gas focused marine services and engineering company. the company has won contracts across the globe.TOP EPC CONTRACTORS
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services. The new unit in the SIPC area will augment the existing modular fabrication facility. Oman. KSA and Oman. For upstream cluients the company can also manage well platforms and pipelines projects. The Indian company fabricates process platforms with dedicated teams. An exciting development was the opening of L&T’s Heavy Engineering high tech manufacturing facility in Sohar. products & technologies.
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