ADC signs agreements to build gas, petroleum terminals
Total cost of 64 million Jordanian dinar04 November, 13:49
The first agreement was signed with a joint venture consortium of BUTEC Lebanon & Ahmad Tarawneh Contracting Company in corporation with Target Co. to build a Liquefied Petroleum Gas Terminal (LPG) on Engineering, Procurement and Construction bases (EPC), and the second agreement was signed with a joint venture consortium of BAM International & MAG Engineering & Contracting Co. to build a Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal (LNG) on Engineering, Procurement and Construction bases (EPC), in the presence of ASEZA Chief Commissioner Professor Kamel Mahadin and and the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Mohammad Hamed.
The first agreement was signed by ADC CEO Ghassan Ghanem and BUTEC Lebanon Chairman and Chairman of the joint venture consortium, Dr. Nizar Younis, with a total cost of 17 million JOD.
The second one also was signed by ADC CEO Ghanem and BAM International Country Manager and the Chairman of the joint venture consortium Mr. Yoused Salhah with a total cost of 47 million JOD.
The scope of work for the first agreement will consist in the joint venture consortium adding two breasting dolphins and four mooring dolphins for the jetty, access trestle and ramp, adding two loading arms for LPG handling 8'' diameter and navigational aids, in addition to the on-shore facilities, piping works and firefighting systems.
The second agreement's scope is to add two breasting dolphins and four mooring dolphins, access trestle and ramp, adding two loading arms for LNG handling 12'' diameter and navigational aids, in addition to the on-shore facilities and firefighting systems, moreover, the design of the northern timber jetty to accommodate the LNG tug boats, and a harbor master administration building and workshop, the jetty top-side and on-shore mechanical and electrical works includes gas process area, and the construction of the gas pipeline towards the tie-in point with existing Jordan transition gas pipeline, in addition to the construction of the marine services administration building.
Mahadin, ADC Chairman and the Chief Commissioner of ASEZA, declared that both agreements will change the Aqaba Ports Community and improve the ports of Jordan system, especially as it will solve the kingdom's needs for oil and energy, and it comes under King Abdullah II's vision and directions to transform Aqaba into a business and logistics hub in the region.
Mahadin added: "this type of port will be an added value for the new Aqaba Port Community and to the Kingdom of Jordan's economy, which will push forward economic development to enhance the Aqaba Special Economic Zone's (ASEZ) position on the global economic map".
Ghanem stated: "these two agreements are part of ADC's strategic plans in cooperation with ASEZA to rehabilitate and construct an integrated ports community to allow all Jordanian contractors to participate in this process of developing the Aqaba New Ports Community".
Dr. Nizar Younis, BUTEC Lebanon Chairman, and the consortium Chairman said: "the consortium will stick to the terms of the implementation of the agreement and international standards to ensure the best achievements, stressing the value of the level of the comprehensive developments ASEZA witnesses".
Yousef Salhah, BAM International Country Manager, and the Chairman of the consortium stated: "We recognize the urgent kingdom needs for the LNG. Therefore, the consortium will apply all the terms of the implementation of the agreement, which comes in response to the requirements of the kingdom and its need for energy".