Steel fabricator Zamil Steel Construction Company (ZSCC) was awarded a new contract in July valued at R23.1-million by Chinese contractor Sepco 3 for the Riyadh Power Plant (PP) 14 project, in the central region of Saudi Arabia.
The contract calls for the erection of the main structural steel at the site of the PP 14 combined cycle power plant project, which is owned by electricity utility company Saudi Electricity Company, located near the capital Riyadh.
The project will require a high level of attention to detail, owing to complex safety and security requirements, and must be satisfactorily completed within a challenging timeframe.
The PP 13 and PP 14 projects are considered some of the largest power projects in Saudi Arabia, each boasting capacity of between 1 600 MW and 1 950 MW.
“As demand for energy rises across Saudi Arabia, we are excited to join with Sepco 3 and the Saudi Electricity Company in efforts to expand infrastructure and build new components that will provide reliable and efficient sources of electricity for decades to come,” says ZSCC director Mohammed Al Sahib.
Elsewhere in Saudi Arabia, ZSCC has been awarded a contract valued at R12-million by contractor Al-Muhaidib Contracting Company for oil company Saudi Aramco’s Fadhili industrial support facilities in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia.
The scope of the contract includes the supply and erection of 1 200 t of pre-engineered steel buildings for the Fadhili industrial support facilities, part of the Fadhili gas plant, which is owned by Saudi Aramco and located north of Jubail, in Saudi Arabia.
“Our unique blend of project management and coordination skills enables us to provide our client with the services needed to ensure timely and accurate completion of this prestigious project,” explains Al Sahib.
The project has several component parts that must be completed within a defined timeframe and demands an exceptional degree of attention to detail in keeping with the company’s needs for stringent safety and security controls.
“This project was awarded to our company because of its ability to provide both high-quality materials and project management services that meet the consistently high standards of Saudi Aramco,” he says.
In its early phase, the Fadhili gas plant will process 2.5-billion cubic feet (bcf) a day of sour gas from onshore and offshore fields and is on track to come on stream by 2019. When completed, the plant will become a key component of the Kingdom’s master gas system that will meet growing domestic demand for energy by expanding from its 9.3 bcf/d of sales gas in 2015 to 12.2 bcf/d by 2021.
“We are proud to participate in Saudi Arabia’s high-standard initiatives to provide ample and affordable energy to customers across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” Al Sahib points out.
ZSCC has also been been awarded a contract worth R24.3-million by the manufacturer United Carton Industries (UCI) for the second phase of construction at UCI’s new manufacturing facility in Al-Kharj, in the central region of Saudi Arabia.
The UCI factory construction project is a fast-track, multicomponent undertaking that requires a specific lead time for fitting and synchronisation, in addition to the completion of other complex safety and security requirements within a challenging timeframe. As a result, this project will demand an increased level of attention to detail, with a focus on establishing and maintaining efficiency throughout the factory.
“Our proven turnkey expertise was an important factor in winning this second contract for the UCI facility and we are proud to be a part of the company’s expansion. Moving forward, we are confident that we have the support network necessary to provide high-quality materials and the most efficient project management and coordination services available,” explains Al Sahib.
ZSCC caters to clients that require comprehensive solutions for industrial and commercial steel structures. It offers engineering, procurement and construction services for setting up new projects in different market sectors.
It also provides the design, fabrication and supply of steel buildings as well as related civil and concrete works, the erection of steel buildings and installation of firefighting and fire alarm systems. In addition, ZSCC can also provide architectural materials, mechanical, electrical and plumbing works through turnkey contracts using full-site management teams.