Wood awarded engineering contract by SABIC for new technology centre in Saudi Arabia

Wood has secured a new contract with SABIC to deliver  the engineering design for a world-class petrochemical research centre in the  Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Wood will provide conceptual, basic and detailed  design engineering for SABIC’s new 65,000m² technology centre in Jubail  Industrial City on Saudi Arabia’s east coast. The scope of work includes  engineering design of analytical and material labs to accommodate testing,  characterisation and materials analysis, plus support utilities including a  warehouse, workshop and substation.

Effective  immediately, the contract will be delivered by Wood’s base in Al-Khobar and  builds on the company’s successful delivery of front-end engineering design  services for expansion and upgrades to existing SABIC facilities in the region.

Dave Stewart,  CEO of Wood’s Asset Solutions business in Europe, Africa, Asia & Australia,  comments: “This contract demonstrates our extensive experience in the design,  development and engineering delivery of key energy infrastructure, and solidifies  our position as an engineering partner for SABIC’s projects in the Middle East.”

“Wood is  committed to expanding our business in Saudi Arabia, and this contract aligns  with our strategic objective to grow our presence in the downstream sector in  the region, particularly in petrochemicals.”

Wood was  recently selected to develop the world’s largest fully integrated crude oil to  chemicals (COTC) complex in Saudi Arabia on behalf of SABIC and Saudi Aramco,  as the first PMC contractor.   

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