Joint venture takes Fujairah IWPP marine works

05 October 2008
A joint venture of Lebanon’s Arabian Construction Company (ACC) and Hong Kong’s Leader Marine Contracting has been awarded marine works packages totalling AED200m ($54m) on the Fujairah F2 Power and Desalination Plant project.

The packages involve the construction of three glass reinforced plastic (GRP) intake pipes measuring 4 metres in diameter and 500 metres in length together with 300 milimetre diameter GRP chlorination pipes and precast reinforced concrete intake riser units; 1,000 metres of shore protection; and the design and construction of a 1400m long, 500 milmetre diameter submarine fuel pipeline with a conventional buoy mooring system.

The JV has also been awarded a package to constructs a 60-metre long jetty complete with causeway and mooring dolphins.

The total duration of the packages is 21 months.

The engineering, procurement and construction contractor is Paris-based Alstom Power for the power island and Veolia subsidiary Sidem for the desalination. ACC is the civil contractor of the F2 power plant.
The F2 plant, a new greenfield power generation and water production plant, shall be implemented as an Independent Power and Water Producer (IWPP) at Qidfa near Fujairah on the Gulf of Oman coast. It comprises power generation with a total net capacity of 2,000 MW and water production with a total net water capacity of 130 million-gallon-a-day (g/d).

The ACC/Leader joint venture has recently completed a jetty construction contract for the Emirates Steel Factory in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi (MEED 23:2:08).

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