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Gasco signs 2 EPC contracts for Shah.

ABU Dhabi Gas Industries (Gasco) has signed two contracts agreements for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPC) works for the Habshan sulphur granulation plant and Ruwais sulphur handling terminal-2 (SHT-2) on lump-sum-turnkey basis.

The two projects are being executed in parallel with Shah-Habshan-Ruwais Etihad Rail which is being implemented by Etihad Rail Company to transport granulated sulphur from Shah and Habshan stations to Ruwais sulphur export terminal to replace the current transportation of liquid sulphur via trucks to Ruwais.

The transportation of granulated sulphur from source by Etihad Rail instead of transfer in liquid form by trucks to Ruwais improves on road safety, helps elimination of sulphur fumes emission into air and consequently reduces carbon footprints.

The Habshan sulphur granulation plant facility, awarded to Dodsal, will be a new green field plant located approximately 16 km south east of the existing Habshan gas complex and about 32 km south of the intersection of Highway E11 and Tarif (Abu Al Abyadh).

The plant will have a capacity of receiving, processing and granulating 11,000 tonnes per day of liquid sulphur from Habshan gas plants and also includes storage of liquid sulphur and granulated sulphur, blocking, rail car loading and generation of required utilities.

The liquid sulphur from Habshan gas plants to Habshan sulphur station will be transferred through liquid sulphur pipelines which will be based on Seet (skin effect electrical tracing) technology.

Engineering and procurement is in progress at project home office in Calgary, Canada since was awarded in January 2011.

The agreement was signed by Gasco chief executive officer Mohammed Sahoo Al Suwaidi and by Dodsal chairman and president Rajen Kilatchand at a total contract value of $479 million with a completion schedule of 31 months.

The SHT-2 plant facility, awarded to Techint-Al Jaber Consortium, will be a new green field plant located in the Ruwais industrial area approximately 165 km west southwest of Abu Dhabi City.

Granulated sulphur will be transported by rail from Habshan and Shah areas to the new SHT-2 located approximately 4.5 km southeast of the existing Gasco SHT.

The SHT-2 facility is designed for receive 22,000 tonnes per day of granulated sulphur from both Shah and Habshan sulphur granulation plants.

The facilities include the rail unloading, granulated sulphur storage and ship loading of granulated sulphur from rail cars, and the supply of utilities from existing facilities within the Ruwais industrial area.

Granulated sulphur unloaded from rail cars will be stacked/reclaimed from the storage buildings, and then transported by conveyors to one of the two quadrant style ship-loaders for discharge into ships for export to international market.

Engineering and procurement is in progress at the project home office in Milan, Italy since was awarded in January 2011.

The contract was signed by Al Suwaidi and for the consortium of Techint and Al Jaber by Techint president Enrico Bonatti and Al Jaber chairman Obeid Al Jaber at a total contract value of $614 million with a completion period of 36 months.

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