Drake & Scull wins $599m contract on Egypt chemicals complex

15 May 2014

Dubai group joins consortium building utilities and offsite utilities at cracker project

Dubai-based Drake & Scull International has won a AED2.2bn ($599m) contract to build utilities and offsite facilities at Carbon Holdings’ petrochemicals complex in Egypt.

The engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract encompasses outside boundary limits (OSBL) construction works and civil works, including storage facilities and ancillary buildings.

The $5bn-plus Tahrir petrochemicals project, located at Ain Sokhna at the entrance to the Suez Channel in eastern Egypt, will include the country’s first naphtha cracker and several downstream plants.

Drake & Scull will join the consortium of Italy’s Maire Tecnimont Group and Netherlands-based Archirodon Group, which won the $1.7bn-1.95bn utilities and offsite facilities EPCC contract from Carbon Holdings in April 2014.

Carbon Holdings has selected Germany’s Linde Group to provide the front-end engineering & design (feed), cracker technology and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) supported by South Korea’s SK Engineering & Construction, according to reports.

Foster Wheeler was selected as the scheme’s project management consulting (PMC) contractor.

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