Special Report: Oil & Gas Middle East presents the Top 30 EPC Contractors 16-20
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16. Dodsal Group
Like Bechtel below it, the UAE based Dodsal Group is an exciting new entry to our list and enjoys much success in North Africa. Last June its long-time collaborator, Sonatrach, awarded Dodsal a whopping $1.1bn deal to develop a gas-oil separation and compression centre on the periphery of Hassi Messaoud. The facility is due to be completed in 2020. Dodsal has also worked in several LNG projects in Algeria.
San Francisco’s Bechtel Corporation is the biggest construction firm in the US accruing revenue of almost $33bn last year. It has landed some big downstream deals in Egypt and also has an EPC contract for BP’s West Nile Delta onshore gas processing terminal but its most eye-catching deal came in February when it was awarded a FEED contract for work on the Hail and Ghasha sour gas fields by ADNOC.
The China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corporation maintains a solid regional presence and it was the firm behind the construction of the strategic Habshan – Fujairah pipeline but late last year it pocketed a large EPC deal from ADNOC to lift production capacity at the onshore Bab oilfield by 30,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 450,000 bpd. Reports suggested the deal was worth $1.5bn. CPECC is actively tendering for regional deals.
2017 was a challenging year for this UAE based rig maker as it had to write down $80mn due to mounting costs at a renewable energy project in the UK. But the firm has an order pipeline of $3.6bn and it is part of a huge $5bn maritime joint venture, International Maritime Industries, alongside industry heavyweights like Aramco Developments and Hyundai. A fabrication yard is currently being developed near Jubail.
Oil Industries’ Engineering & Construction is a major Iranian EPC outfit and new to this list. The firm has secured some major wins such as a $1.8bn deal at the Azar oilfield development involving pipeline construction, central processing facilities and flow lines for 17 wells. It is also designing and constructing the NGL 3100 plant – a natural gas liquids facility – near the oil production unit of Cheshmeh Khosh, outside the city of Dehloran.