Samsung Engineering, one of the world’s leading engineering, procurement, construction and project management (EPC & PM) companies, has announced that it has received a contract from Advanced Global Investment Company (AGIC) for a $653 million PDH (Propane Dehydration) and UTOS (Utilities and Off-sites) project. It will be located in Jubail Industrial City in the east of the Kingdom, 100km north of Dammam. AGIC is a 100%-owned Advanced Petrochemical Company (APC) subsidiary.
The contract ceremony was held in a non-face-to-face manner through an online video conference between South Korea and Saudi Arabia. Khalifa Abdullatif Al Mulhem, Chairman of APC and Sungan Choi, President and CEO of Samsung Engineering, attended the contract ceremony.
The PDH plant will be able to produce 843,000 tonnes/year of propylene and Samsung Engineering will construct the UTOS work related to the PDH plant. The PDH plant and the UTOS work are expected to be completed in 2024.
Samsung Engineering wants to continue the trend of recent orders in Saudi Arabia and further improve its market position with this project. Samsung Engineering won the Aramco HUGRS Project in 2019 and the SABIC JUPC EO/EG in 2018.
Sungan Choi, President and CEO of Samsung Engineering, said: “Early engagement starting from FEED of this project as well as the persistence to improve our market situation in Saudi Arabia led to this contract award. We are delighted that the client trusts us with this PDH and U & O plant and we are confident that we can provide a state-of-the-art plant with our product expertise, familiarity of the Saudi Arabian market, as well as with implementations in innovative solutions aligned with digital transformation.”