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Dubai headquartered Dodsal Group has won three
engineering and procurement contracts (EPCs) in Sudan worth US$230mn,
marking its foray into the largest country on the African continent.

The projects include a 741km multi-product pipeline system from Khartoum to Port Sudan for the Oil and Natural Gas Commission.

The second contract involves a 31,000 barrel per day
field production facility at Adar/Agordeed from Petrodar Operating Co
Ltd, and a 280km section of their 32-inch diameter crude oil export
pipeline leading to Port Sudan. All three projects are due for
completion on a fast track.

“These projects bring the company’s order book
during the current quarter to a total of US$500mn,” says Rajen
Kilachand, chairman and president. “We are optimistic that Dodsal’s
order book will exceed US$1bn by early 2005.”

In the UAE, Dodsal completed Dolphin Energy Ltd’s
24-inch Al Ain-Fujairah Gas Pipeline project as well as Gasco’s 32-inch
Shuweihat Gas Pipeline project.

The company has commenced work on Adco’s Buhasa
Facilities Development Project with Snamprogetti on the civil,
mechanical, electrical and instrumentation construction scope of work.

In March, Dodsal commissioned the northern Oman
gasfield to produce 155mn cubic metres per day, in 10 months time – a
contract awarded to the company by Occidental on a lump sum EPC basis.

The scope of works covers collection, treatment,
compression and metering of gas from five locations in Occidental’s
northern Oman acreage. Dodsal remains on schedule to complete the
second phase of this project this month.

It successfully completed the mechanical and piping
scope work this month on the 5.2mn tonnes a year LNG project at
Damietta, Egypt, along with Kellog Brown and Root/Japan Gasoline.