AMB-Hertel JV wins GASCO scaffolding job
Two-year contract includes 150,000 cubic metres of access scaffolding
The joint venture AMB-Hertel has been awarded a contract to design, supply and erect all the access scaffolding for the US$1.7 billion utilities and offsite project at Abu Dhabi Gas Industries (GASCO) new Integrated Gas Development (IGD).
Awarded the two-year contract by main contractor Hyundai Engineering (the EPC contractor for utilities and offsite facilities) the JV will be solely responsible for the design and erection of 150,000 cubic metres of access scaffolding at the Habshan site during the course of construction.
AMB-Hertel is a JV between the Al Masaood Group, a giant industrial and commercial organisation in the region, and Hertel BV, a specialist in the field of oil and gas, offshore, process and power industry construction internationally.
Speaking about the recent award, Hertel’s regional MD John Potts said: “We value the opportunity to work for GASCO as one of Hyundai Engineering’s partners on this prestigious project. Hertel has more than 115 years’ experience, which gives us a strong foundation to deliver work safely and efficiently.”
Regional business development manager for Hertel Middle East, Raghu Veer Singh added: “The opportunity to work on this important contract with Hyundai Engineering is a testament to our commitment to safety and quality, which are paramount to our operating culture.”
Aimed at adding new onshore and offshore gas processing facilities at Habshan and Ruwais in Abu Dhabi, the IGD is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in 2013.
The new complex, Habshan 5, will be located 15km northeast of GASCO's existing complex in Habshan and include construction of a gas processing facility, a natural gas liquids (NGL) recovery unit, four sulphur recovery units and utilities and offsite facilities.
The project also involves the building of new facilities at GASCO's existing plant in Ruwais.
To date, a large number of contractors have already been awarded contracts in the tens of millions, including Fluor, awarded the front End Engineering and Design (FEED) contract and KBR, providing project management services.
Meanwhile, a JV formed between Japan's JGC Corporation and Italy's Maire Tecnimont, was previously awarded a $4.7 billion EPCC contract for the Habshan 5 processing facility, sulphur recovery units and NGL recovery unit.
Suppliers to the project include Abu Dhabi-based Ducab, for the supply of power cables, the Elliott Group, providing 16 compressor trains for the processing facility and GE Oil & Gas, supplying eight gas turbines.