Italy's Tecnimont plans to award two major sub-contracts for mechanical and construction work on the expansion of the Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge) olefins complex in Ruwais. Tecnimont was awarded the US$1.85 bln lump-sum engineering, procurement and construction contract to build the complex's polyolefins units in 2007. Under that contract, Tecnimont will build two polypropylene units, with a combined capacity of 800,000 tpa and a polyethylene plant with a capacity of 540,000 tpa.
The first sub-contract covers mechanical and civils work at the two polypropylene plants. Lebanon's Lahoud Engineering Company has been shortlisted for the work, with the contract set to be signed by the end of March.
The second sub-contract covers mechanical and construction work on the polyethylene unit and is to be finalised by mid-March. Several companies are vying for the deal, including Pakistan's Descon Engineering, and India's Larsen & Toubro and Punj Lloyd.