Descon awarded $100m Gasco contract by Adnoc JV
Pakistani company sub-contracted to build two air separation units
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Pakistani engineering company Descon Engineering, has been awarded a contract worth US$100 million to carry out the construction of air separation units (ASUs) at Abu Dhabi Gas Industries (Gasco) at Ruwais in the UAE.
The company will conduct the work as a sub-contractor for Elixier, the company in charge of the project. Elixier is a joint venture between the state-owned hydrocarbons giant the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and German contractor the Linde Group.
The deal will see Descon will carry out the civil and mechanical works of air separation units for the Mirfa-1 Project. Construction is set to begin within the next few weeks and is set to be completed in the first quarter of 2011.
When construction is complete the two plants will supply a total of 670,000 cubic metres per hour of nitrogen for injection into the onshore condensate field at Habshan in Abu Dhabi via the Emirate’s utility and pipeline network. The resultant gas will then be pumped into the national grid.