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China's Wison wins $80m EPCC contract for Abu Dhabi project

Wison Engineering won an EPCC contract for a sulphur recovery unit replacement project in Abu Dhabi

China's Wison said it has picked up repeat work with Abu Dhabi's Takreer [representational image].
China's Wison said it has picked up repeat work with Abu Dhabi's Takreer [representational image].

China's Wison Engineering Services has won an $80m (AED293.8m) engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) contract to work on Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company's (Takreer) Sulphur Recovery Unit (SRU) Replacement Project.

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) owns the Ruwais Refinery Complex, of which the SRU is a part, Wison said in a media statement.

Wison Energy Engineering is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wison Engineering Services, and has an office in the UAE capital.

In a statement filed with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Wison said its scope would be completed by 2021, although it did not disclose a commencement date.

READ: UAE's ADNOC kicks off petrochem coker unit amid $45bn downstream push

Wison will also carry out design, testing, and start-up work to help Takreer bolster its sulphur recovery operations.

The contract marks a repeat win for Wison, which said it had completed other EPCC projects for ADNOC in the past.

Describing itself as one of China's top engineering, procurement, and construction firms, Wison said it planned to "leverage the advantages as a Chinese enterprise" to spur "local added-value services" for the UAE.

Commenting on the contract, Abdulla Ateya Al Messabi, manager of ADNOC’s refining and petrochemicals business unit, said: "The contract has been awarded after a rigorous and robust tendering process.

"Wison Energy Engineering was selected for its track record in delivering related projects. It will allow us to enhance the value from our existing resources and assets by increasing the efficiency of our operations and reducing operational and maintenance costs."

Separately, ADNOC recently announced a major expansion of its 6.9km² Ruwais City complex, which will see 3,000 residential units built, doubling its population over the next 15 years.

The new investments in #Ruwais will have a big ripple effect that will create new employment opportunities, establish new businesses and enable existing businesses to grow and prosper.#WhereOpportunityLives pic.twitter.com/2aXzqFjDjy

— ADNOC Group (@AdnocGroup) September 10, 2018

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