The specialist international control and automation “arm” of the Cordell Group is moving from strength to strength as further work is awarded in response to increased and successful client engagement.
Dammam based, AC Arabia recently successfully completed the building of two new relay interface panels for Fluor Arabia, as part of the new Sadara project.
Established in October 2011, Sadara Chemical Company is a joint venture developed by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and The Dow Chemical Company (Dow). It is an unprecedented undertaking – the largest chemical complex ever built in the world in a single phase, with 26 integrated world-scale manufacturing plants, over 3 million metric tons of capacity per year, and a total investment of about US$20 billion. AC Arabia were delighted to obtain the opportunity to secure this work circa £60,000.
Following this success, AC Arabia have recently secured work from new clients, Emerson Process Management of India for the supply and build of 51 new back plates for Saudi Aramco. The scope of the work includes a retro fit of a £100,000 upgrade of the existing control system to Emerson Delta V DCS equipment which will improve operations with the use of analytic technologies in a simplified manner to allow cross functional synergy between processes and people.
Highly established, Siemens (Saudi Arabia) have also awarded a further contract to build two new (process control systems) PCS7 control panels. The £15,000 panels destined for the Jeddah sugar factory in the Western province are a continuation of ongoing collaboration with Siemens who have made significant contribution to the area’s infrastructure over recent years.
AC Arabia continue to gain momentum securing a further project from Alderley FZE, a subsidiary of Alderley PLC to build two new custody flow metering panels, for Saudi Aramco. The project is a continuation of a well established relationship with Alderley and AC Arabia are currently being awarded 3-4 of these £30,000 contracts per annum.
Recent news just released by the company, also heralds the successful award of a £600,000 project by global chemical business, Sabic Saudi, Kayan Jubail. The scope of the work includes the removal of a 12km network of chemically damaged cables and the replacement together with installation of a new cabling system of up to 50 cables.
Dave Walls, AC Arabia Director said, “It has taken several years and hard work by the team at the Saudi office to become established and recognised as a significant engineering player within the region.
However, we are now reaping the rewards of our dedication and regular work is now being achieved. We are committed to building on the strong foundations already made with our new clients to ensure that we deliver what we promise in a bid to raising our profile further in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA.)”