Actemium, a subsidiary of French group Vinci Energies, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to upgrade the control systems at a gas plant in Abu Dhabi.

A spokesperson for Actemium told MEED the contract is worth about $50m.

The deal was awarded by Abu Dhabi Gas Industries (Gasco) for the upgrade of its Asab-1 plant, which processes condensate-rich gas and transfer the products to a domestic refinery.

The scope of the project comprises the upgrade of the Siemens distributed control system, the replacement of the emergency shutdown, the fire & gas system, the burner management system (BMS), the turbines and compressor controls, as well as the expansion and modification of several instrument & electrical shelters.

Actemium’s Major Projects business unit will execute the project directly from Abu Dhabi plant.

Gasco is a joint venture of state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc; 68 per cent), UK-Dutch oil major Shell (15 per cent), France’s Total (15 per cent) and Portugal-based Partex. The company processes associated gas produced from Abu Dhabi’s oil fields.