Target Engineering wins Shah gas project contract

Arabtec firm to provide civil and MEP work on 12 substation buildings

Target will work on 12 substations (picture illustration only).
Target will work on 12 substations (picture illustration only).

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Target Engineering has been awarded a contract to provide civil and building work for the GASCO Shah Gas Development project in Abu Dhabi worth $56 million.

The company – a subsidiary of Dubai-listed Arabtec Holding – will build 12 substations and equipment shelters over 20,000m2 along with MEP related work over 33 months. The contract was awarded by Italy’s Saipem spa.

The $10 billion Shah Gas project will develop onshore sour gas reservoirs at Shah, an oil field, and to establish grass root gas processing facilities to boost the availability of gas availability to the sales network. The project is being managed by Abu Dhabi Gas Development Company on behalf of GASCO.

The contract for Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) Services was awarded to Fluor in July 2007. FEED activities for this project are currently being managed by GASCO on behalf of ADNOC.

Contracts for the various EPC packages covered under this project have been awarded since 2009. In May of that year, the project’s chief executive, Saif Ahmed Al Ghafli, told reporters at a conference that the proposed 2012 completion would be pushed back to 2015.

However, the financing for the project receive a boost last August when Al Jaber energy services, an EPC contractor on the projects, received $300 million from Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank.

Tirad Mahmoud, CEO of ADIB, said at the award: "ADIB feels pleased to participate in such large infrastructure development projects in the UAE and will work closely with Al Jaber Group to bring this projects to fruition."


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