ESAB has supplied LHF 400 and Origo Tig welding machines to a contractor in the UAE for the construction of sulphur granulation facilities and the Habshan Sulphur Terminal 2 in Abu Dhabi.
ESAB has won a US$2.56million order from a leading contractor in the UAE to supply nearly 1400 welding machines for two projects in Abu Dhabi. Deliveries are scheduled to run up to May 2012.
These welding machines will be used for projects that are part of the Shah Sour Gas Field development. This gas field will help Abu Dhabi meet energy demands in the Emirates, which has surged as the government builds gas-fired power stations, desalination plants and expands its petrochemical industries.
The contractor will build sulphur granulation facilities for Abu Dhabi National Oil Co and will use ESAB LHF 400 and 316 Origo Tig 3001i machines. Habshan Sulphur Terminal 2 is the other project, which deals with the handling and distribution of granulated sulphur. For this project, the contractor will use ESAB LHF 400 and 125 Origo Tig 3001i machines.
This is the second time in as many years that ESAB has won such a large order in the Middle East, having completed a similarly valued contract in Qatar in 2010.
Commenting on one of the biggest orders in ESAB Middle East's history, Managing Director, Johan Fransson said: "We are delighted to have been chosen as the preferred partner and supplier for these major projects and to have secured such a prestigious order."
Brendan Colgan, recently appointed CEO of ESAB Holdings, says this order further demonstrates ESAB's ability to deliver and service large equipment orders to demanding customers in the energy segment: "With over 100 years of experience, a presence in over 80 countries and more than 8000 employees worldwide, ESAB is the world's most recognised brand in welding and cutting and we are proud to be involved in these landmark projects."
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