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November 2016

JGC Gulf wins $99m Banagas expansion project

Saudi Arabia-based JGC Gulf International, a part of Japan’s JGC Corporation, has been awarded a $98.7-million contract by the Bahrain National Gas Expansion Company (BNGEC), a subsidiary of nogaholding, the investment and business development arm of Bahrain’s National Oil and Gas Authority (Noga).

 The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract is for construction of an additional storage and pipeline facility and forms the second part of the Bahrain Gas Plant project (BGP Part 2) at BNGEC.

 The construction work for the second EPC is expected to be completed in 24 months, with the commissioning of the overall BGP project expected by October 2018.

 The project will involve the installation of a new pipeline system to transport gas from the compressor stations to the new gas processing train; a pipeline system to return residue gas for reinjection and a 21-km additional butane pipeline to the Sitra facility. The scope of this contract also includes modifications of the storage facilities in Sitra in order to accommodate additional production from the new gas processing train, it said. 

This project will include a land reclamation phase and the installation of two additional storage tanks: 200,000 billion barrels (bbls) for propane and 100,000 bbls for butane.


Nuberg wins Egypt chemical plant contract

Nuberg, a leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and turnkey project management company, has won a $20-million contract from TCI Sanmar Chemicals to set up a chemical plant in Port Said, Egypt.

TCI Sanmar Chemicals is amongst the largest caustic soda manufacturers in Egypt and a part of The Sanmar Group, a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Chennai, India.

The scope of work includes plant design, detailed engineering and procurement of complex chemical equipment for TCI Sanmar for the anhydrous calcium chloride pellets/granules production at its site in Port Said.

The calcium chloride plant will boast a annual production capacity of 135,000 tonnes per annum. It is part of an existing chemical complex incorporating caustic soda, EDC (ethylene dichloride), VCM (vinyl chloride monomer) and PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plants.


KBR wins US Army contract in Kuwait

Engineering, procurement and construction company KBR’s joint venture with security firm Triple Canopy has won a major contract by the US Army for its Kuwait base operations.

It is a firm fixed-price contract for one year with four option years. The total contract for the first year is valued at over $115 million and the full contract is expected to exceed $800 million over the five-year life of the contract.

As per the deal, KBR-Triple Canopy JV will provide logistics, engineering services and installation support services, it states.

The Kuwait Base Operations and Security Support Services (K-BOSSS 2.0) contract will cover the Kuwait Area of Responsibility including: Camp Arifjan, Camp Buehring, Udairi Range Complex, Camp Patriot on the Kuwait Naval Base (KNB), the Aerial Port of Debarkation (APOD) located at the Kuwait City International Airport (KCIA), and Sea Port of Debarkation (SPOD) located at the Kuwait Port of Shuaiba, it added.


Cofely Besix FM wins Abu Dhabi schools contract

Cofely Besix Facility Management (CBFM) has been awarded a contract to provide integrated facility management services to two additional Aldar Academies schools in the UAE, one of which is a girls’ high school.

CBFM is a joint venture between Cofely, a part of worldwide global energy player Engie and Besix Group, the largest Belgian construction company.

This win comes following an initial contract awarded in January 2016 by Aldar Academies to the FM major.

The company says since Al Mamoura School is an ‘all-female’ high school, it has deployed its first female maintenance team consisting of an MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) supervisor, technicians, cleaners and janitors.

As per the deal,  Cofely Besix will provide full hard and soft facility management services including operations and maintenance of electrical systems, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) systems, fire and life systems, building management system (BMS), 24-hour MEP services, DLP, as well as managing the internal and external building fabric and structure.

The scope also includes management of the audio visual and public address (PA) systems, general cleaning of the buildings, swimming pool maintenance, pest control and landscaping.

“It is an interesting cultural evolution to welcome female supervisors and technicians to the CBFM team, and we believe this will set a precedent within the FM industry,” says Ian Harfield, the chief executive of CBFM. “In a sector assumed to be exclusively male, it is particularly encouraging to see female candidates from Kenya and the Philippines coming forward to take the roles of MEP supervisor, electrical and mechanical technicians.”

The Aldar Academies contract is valid for three years, and CBFM has assigned a further 42 personnel to the existing team of 85 for the project.

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