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TECHNIP, in partnership with Abu Dhabi-based Al Jaber Energy Services, has been awarded by the UAE Offsets Group (UOG) the "transmission package" of the Fujairah desalination, power plant and pipeline project in the United Arab Emirates.
The transmission package involves the construction of a 185-kilometer water transmission pipeline from the Emirate of Fujairah, to the inland city of Al Ain in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, a 16- kilometre pipeline link to the city of Al Dhaid in the Emirate of Sharjah, pumping stations, water storage tanks, and associated facilities.
Under the terms of the lump sum turnkey contract, worth about 495 million euros, TECHNIP and Al Jaber Energy Services will be responsible for basic and detailed engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of the facilities.
TECHNIP's engineering center in Dusseldorf will handle engineering, procurement and project management, with support from TECHNIP's +engineering center in Abu Dhabi for part of the engineering services. Civil construction, erection and other local portions of the contract will be carried out by Al Jaber Energy Services.
The project is scheduled to be completed in 2003.
Under the instructions of the highest authorities in the U.A.E., UOG is implementing the whole desalination, power plant and pipeline project on a fast-track basis to meet the rising demand for water in Al Ain, and the rapidly growing water and power needs of the northern emirates.
Commenting on this contract award, Mr. Daniel Valot, CEO and Chairman of TECHNIP, declared: "This is an important project for the Emirates and we're proud to have been selected, together with Al Jaber Energy Services, by UAE Offsets Group. We've assigned top specialists from TECHNIP in Germany, a world leader in pipeline systems, to make it a success. They will be fully supported by the experience of our local engineering center in Abu Dhabi, which has played an active role in the industrial development of the area for over 20 years, working in fields such as oil and gas production, gas treatment, refining, petrochemicals."