Wood has bagged a new contract from Sinochem Quanzhou Petrochemical for its 1MTA ethylene and refinery expansion project in China.


Image: Wood bags new contract for Sinochem's ethylene and refinery expansion complex. Photo: courtesy of James Knight/Freeimages.com.

The contract follows the completion of engineering consultancy services to the project last year, said Wood.

The petrochemical project, which is located in Quanzhou, in the Fujian province in south east China, manufactures gasoline, diesel, kerosene, polypropylene and other major petrochemical products.

Under the contract, secured by its Chinese joint venture SZPE Amec Foster Wheeler (SAFW), the company will be responsible for delivering engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services.

Under the new scope of services, the company will provide the EPCM and project management services to the offsite utilities portion of the petrochemical project. Included in these are site wide pipe racks, power supply, telecommunications, road lighting, power distribution and monitoring cables.

Wood Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia asset solutions business CEO Dave Stewart said: “This new contract demonstrates our strong relationship with Sinochem and their confidence in our extensive EPCM capability and experience of delivering site-wide utilities systems for large-scale integrated projects.

“We look forward to executing this important contract safely and sustainably and are proud to be part of this growing development which further exemplifies our leading position in China’s downstream sector.”

Wood’s engineering and project management teams based in Shanghai and on-site in Quanzhou, with backing from its UK business, will execute the contract-related work.

SAFW president Ryan Ren said: “We are delighted to continue our work supporting Sinochem on this multibillion-dollar expansion project which will play a significant role in the development of their downstream business and economic development of the Fujian Province, boosting the local supply chain.”

Last month, Wood bagged a pre-front end engineering and designing (Pre-FEED) contract for a new 600,000 barrels of crude oil per day refinery in Ruwais, UAE from ADNOC Refining.

Under the contract, the company will be responsible for a pre-FEED package based on its design and execution expertise and also for delivering services like licensor selection, site master plan development, scope of work for the FEED phase along with an EPC schedule and cost estimate.