South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co. and Samsung Engineering Co. clinched a contract worth a combined $4.75 billion from Duqm Refinery & Petrochemical Industries Company LLC in southern Oman.
The two Korean companies said on Monday they separately won two of the three contracts under the project, securing a net contract amount of 2.2 trillion won ($1.95 billion). The third contract went to Italy’s Saipem.
The project was ordered by Duqm Refinery, a joint venture between Oman Oil Company and Kuwait Petroleum International, to build a refinery plant with a capacity to process 230,000 barrels of oil per day. The refinery would be situated in Duqm Special Economic Zone.
Daewoo E&C, in a joint venture with Tecnicas Reunidas of Spain, won the first contract for $2.75 billion. The 47-month project involves engineering, procurement and construction operations for the main facilities at the refinery. Daewoo Engineering holds a 35 percent stake at $962.5 million.
Samsung Engineering’s 50/50 joint venture with U.K. oilfield services company Petrofac sealed a $2 billion deal to construct utilities and offsite facilities for the refinery by 2021. The project, which will be carried out on a turnkey basis, includes water and electricity plants, oil storage tanks and water treatment systems.
Shares of Daewoo E&C closed Monday down 0.76 percent at 7,810 won. Samsung Engineering shares finished up 8.12 percent at 10,650 won.
By Lee Han-na
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