Wood secures SABIC engineering design contract

Article by Amanda Jasi

WOOD has secured a contract with SABIC to design a world-class petrochemicals research centre in Saudi Arabia.

The company is to deliver a conceptual, basic, and detailed engineering design for a 65,000 m2 technology centre which will be located in Jubail Industrial City, east coast Saudi Arabia.

The contract, which is effective immediately, will be delivered by Wood’s base in Al-Khobar. The work will include design of analytical and material labs for testing, characterisation, and materials analysis, and support utilities.

The new contract builds on Wood’s  successful delivery of front-end engineering design services to expand and upgrade existing SABIC facilities in the region.

Dave Stewart, CEO of Wood’s Asset Solutions business in Europe, Africa, Asia & Australia, said: “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.”

Article by Amanda Jasi

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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