Qatar public works authority Ashghal has commenced excavation of a 10km outfall tunnel, as part of Mesaimeer Pumping Station and Outfall project that started in May 2018, to provide a solution for the discharge of surface and storm water in the country.
Dubai Supreme Council of Energy chairman and Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and other officials have broken ground on the first solar-driven hydrogen electrolysis facility in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
A consortium comprising Spanish company Acciona, Marubeni, Abdul Latif Jameel-CDC and Rawafid Alhadarah Holding, has won a €750m contract from Saudi Arabia’s state-owned Water and Electricity Company (WEC) to finance, design and build the Shuqaiq 3 desalination plant and operate and maintain it for 25 years.
A consortium consisting of EDF Renewables and Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy) has won a contract from the Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) for the 400MW Dumat Al Jandal wind farm in Saudi Arabia.
L&T Construction, a subsidiary of Indian construction company Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has won orders worth INR20.84bn ($299m).
ACWA Power, which develops, owns and operates power generation and water desalination plants, has won a contract for the world’s largest independent water desalination plant, Rabigh 3 IWP, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
ADNOC Sour Gas, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), has announced that the work is on track to build a new sulphur pipeline that will carry molten sulphur produced by its Shah sour gas field, located south-west of Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Saudi Aramco and Total have signed a joint development agreement in Dhahran for front-end engineering and design (FEED) of a $5bn petrochemical complex in Jubail, on Saudi Arabia’s eastern coast.
A consortium comprising Spain’s Tecnicas Reunidas and Abu Dhabi’s Target Engineering Construction has won an AED3.16bn ($860m) EPC contract from ADNOC LNG for the second phase of the Integrated Gas Development Expansion (IGD-E) project in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
BGP, a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Company (CNPC), has won a $1.6bn (AED5.88bn) contract from the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) for the world’s largest continuous 3D onshore and offshore seismic survey in 53,000km² to identify new hydrocarbon resources and deliver on its 2030 smart growth strategy.
Spanish company Acciona Agua has won a €200m EPC contract from Saudi Arabian government’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) to build the Al Khobar desalination plant in Khobar, on the country’s east coast, about 400km from Riyadh.The contract, which includes a one-year warranty, is SWCC’s first design and build project with a Spanish company.The facility will have a capacity of 210,000m³ per day, making it one of the largest desalination plants in Saudi Arabia.The plant, which will also supply water to Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, is expected to be completed in two years.Acciona Agua has been involved in the water treatment business in Saudi Arabia since 2012. Earlier, the company was awarded the contract to design, build and commission the Al Jubail RO4 seawater desalination plant for Marafiq along with SBG-PCMC, which serves the city and the industrial complex in the Eastern Province on the Arab Sea coast.Acciona Agua head of business development in the Middle East Julio de la Rosa said: “I think Acciona Agua was selected as the most favourable contractor by SWCC because of the highly efficient design, which enabled us to offer not only a very competitive price for EPC but to optimise the OPEX and the Specific Power Consumption, not to mention our proven track record worldwide and in the GCC.“This project will be our sixth seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant in the Gulf. Working with SWCC is a major leap for Acciona Agua since SWCC is the largest desalination company in the world. In the future, we expect to offer our high-end solutions to SWCC and to other clients in the region.”Acciona Infrastructure Middle East managing director Jesús Sancho said: “This remarkable project for Acciona Agua in the Gulf is a strategic milestone for our company. It shows our technical capabilities as well as our competitive cost structure.“Acciona has a magnificent team with a solid record of delivering sustainable growth in the Gulf.”____________________________________________________________________________________________Image: SWCC and Acciona Agua officials sign a contract for the Al Khobar desalination plant. Photo: courtesy of Acciona.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a AED1.05bn ($286m) contract for the construction of electricity transmission projects, including a 400/132kV substation, two 132/11kV substations and 75km of 132kV ground cables.
Canadian engineering and construction company SNC-Lavalin has signed an agreement with Project Development & Management International (PDMI) of Oman to design and deliver a $1.5bn greenfield chlor-alkali PVC plant in Oman.
Qatar Petroleum is set to establish a new petrochemicals complex at Ras Laffan Industrial City and has invited proposals from international companies for partnering with it in the development and operation of the plant.
Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power and China’s Shanghai Electric have signed an EPC contract for the 700MW fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, a concentrated solar power (CSP) project in Dubai, UAE.
Saudi Aramco and French integrated oil and gas company Total have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build a petrochemical complex in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
A consortium of L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE) and Subsea 7 has won a contract from Saudi Aramco for three gas production deck modules.
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has completed construction of the unit 1, with 1,400MW capacity, at the $32bn Barakah nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded contracts for the construction of four 400/132kV substations.
A joint venture comprising ACCIONA Agua and Belhasa Six Construct (BeSIX) has won an AED871m ($237.13m) contract for the construction of 40 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant in Jebel Ali, Dubai.