The subcontract’s scope of works covers construction, erection of the superstructure and electro-mechanical and pipe installation works at the facility. The total construction period is about two years. A number of other subcontracts have been awarded on the estimated $2,000 million complex. The local National Company for Mechanical & Electrical Works (Kharafi National) is working on the civils package covering the ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol plant, awarded to the US/South Korean joint venture of Foster Wheeler and Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company last autumn (MEED 25:11:05).

Several other local contractors, including Gulf Spic and Alghanim International General Contracting & Trading Company, are working on the various pipe installation and mechanical and electrical works packages on the complex’s infrastructure (MEED 20:1:06).