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January 9, 2018
SABIC Awards Supply & Fabrication for WHB Tube Bundles

We are delighted to announce the news of award of Supply & Fabrication of Waste Heat Boiler Tube Bundles from SABIC AR RAZI. The scope include Design Verification, Procurement, Fabrication & Supply of Tube Bundles to be delivered in 50 weeks’ time. The award is complimented to Team Olayan Descon. Competing globally, We did it. Focused approach from all team members contributed towards the success. The award is complete confidence entrusted from SABIC towards Olayan Descon’s capability to deliver engineering equipment. We are sure it will break the ice and add value to the technical portfolio of our Engineering & Manufacturing Capability. Well Done Team Olayan Descon.

January 9, 2018
SASREF awards Replacement of Power Transformer Project

Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery (SASREF) awards the contract “Replacement for Power Transformer” to Olayan Descon Industrial Company. The project scope is not limited to Decommissioning of existing transformer, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of New Power Transformer. The short term project to be competed in 10 months’ time will add value to existing clientele. The award is the display of continuous trust from SASREF over ODICO’s capability to deliver critical projects. Evaluation starting from engineering capability to workmanship, ODICO qualified and superseded among all competition. Hats off to Team ODICO on the award!

January 1, 2018
35 Million Safe Man hours Reached

SAFELY is what we do, SAFETY is what we understand, & SAFE is what we will stay. CONGRATULATIONS Team Olayan Descon for executing 35 Million Safe Man-hours without LTI ! Thank you for being absolute professionals.

December 26, 2017
Saudi ARAMCO awards Construction of VRUs on LSPB basis

We are delighted to announce the award of “Lump Sum, Procure and Build (LSPB) works Project for Vapor Recovery Units (VRUs)” at five Aramco Sites from Saudi Aramco. The project is significant as its the single largest direct award project from Aramco in the history of Olayan Descon. The flagship multi discipline project scope includes civil, mechanical, piping and electrical & instrumentation works with an aggressive timeline of around 12 months. Olayan Descon takes pride in the relationship with Saudi Aramco for span over the past thirty seven years and the award clearly marks the trust and confidence Aramco has in Olayan Descon capabilities.

December 26, 2017
SATORP awards construction of Air Separation Plant Project

We are pleased to share the news of award of “Air Separator Plant Project” on EPCC basis from Saudi Aramco Total Refinery, SATORP. The scope includes Detailed Engineering, Procurement, Erection, Installation, Commissioning and Start-up assistance towards integration of the Nitrogen Generation Skid into the existing SATORP’s plant to be completed in almost 13 months’ time. The award is dedicated to Team Olayan Descon and clear confidence entrusted from SATORP towards Olayan Descon’s capability to deliver engineering projects exceeding expectations.

30 Million Safe Man Hours Without LTI

Managing safety is never an easy task, and unless you have a 100% committed management to QHSE, it is almost impossible to get positive results. March 20th 2017 marked a milestone in Olayan Descon’s history by achieving a remarkable 30 Million Man-Hours without any Lost Time Injury (LTI). We take immense pride in appreciating our skilled, technical & brilliant workforce that remains committed to carrying out safe work practices while maintaining their quality of workmanship at the same time at every project assigned to them. All employees worked in union to achieve this target and we are happy to dedicate this success story to them. While we appreciate and congratulate the frontline task force, the laborers, the execution team, workshop personnel and project drivers who are the key asset for our projects; we also would like to congratulate each and every back office staff who provides the critical backup support needed to maintain our niche in the market.


Congratulations to you all! Keep putting safety first. With God’s help, our projects are all set to continue with same commitment of “Safety First” culture and we shall soon achieve a higher target breaking previous records.


Thank you again for everyone’s support and commitment to incident-free operation!

Project: Piping & Structure Works for Plant 3 & Plant 4 Flare Upgradation Project
Client: Ar-Razi (SABIC)

Being a dependable contractor with vast technical experience, Olayan Descon is proud to be working closely with Sabic E&PM team at Ar-Razi petrochemical plant, Jubail for a major modification job since December 2015. Scope of work includes procurement and construction of a flare network & piping for Plant-III & IV, including erection of independent flare riser at derrick of Plant-V. Targeted completion is end of 2017.

Project: EPC LSTK Replacement of TEG & DEG Product lines from Sharq to Sabtank
Client: Sharq (SABIC)

After intense technical evaluations and scrutiny, Sharq expressed their assurance on Olayan Descon & awarded a pipelines replacements job in February 2016. It is a long duration EPC LSTK job involving design & engineering, procurement, demolition of existing SS pipelines, construction of new SS pipelines (8" & 3") from Sharq to Sabtank at King Fahad International Port (KFIP) in RC corridor. Scheduled completion is August 2017.

Project: VBU Shutdown (Nov-2016)
Client: Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Company (SASREF)

SASREF showed its confidence in Olayan Descon by working hand-in-hand during critical mega turnarounds. ODICO supported SASREF’s management team to successfully complete their mega turnaround jobs of different units in the month of November 2015 and March 2016. The job involved maintenance of a large number of static equipment (heat exchangers, columns, vessels, furnaces, ejectors, sulfur pits, cooling tower, tanks), overhauling of valves, numerous piping spool fabrications and their installations. ODICO had the privilege of being a major contractor for this turnaround and achieved great appreciation from SASREF management. We are proud to support our clients during critical shutdown jobs.

Project: Ethylene Turnaround (May 2015)
Client: Saudi Petrochemical Company (Sadaf)

Having a solid reputation as a prime contractor, Sadaf awarded an Ethylene Turnaround job to Olayan Descon in May 2015. Olayan Descon’s technical experts worked hard for many months to secure this major mechanical turnaround. The assignment includes maintenance of various equipment (Exchangers, Vessels, Columns, Valves, Tanks, Compressors, Turbines, De-super heaters, Ejectors, Filters), installation of heat exchangers and numerous piping fabrication & on-site installation works. The job was successfully completed as scheduled during turnaround in Q1 2016 and with high accolades.

Project: PWHT Of AGR/AGE Amine Regenerators @ Fadhili Gas Program
Client: Amec Foster Wheeler (UK)

Flagship Project: Amec Foster Wheeler has signed a contract with Olayan Descon to work on design, procurement & fabrication & logistical support for 13 Nos. Flare Stacks at Fadhili Gas Plant. This project is the single largest manufacturing project of its kind in the history of our organization involving complex state-of-the-art fabrication techniques & heavy-duty logistics movement upto site. Work is well under way and scheduled completion is 2018.

Project: 5-years Long Form Maintenance Works @ SADARA
Client: Sadara / Saudi Aramco

Olayan Descon is proud to expand its portfolio in the field of plant maintenance & support to plant’s site team by signing a long-form contract with SADARA, Jubail-2 which expresses the client’s confidence in us. Our support includes providing highly skilled manpower to support our client’s mechanical, electrical & instrumentation maintenance works.

Project: Construction of Tank Farm @ Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power station, Jazan
Client: SAIPEM / Technicas Reunidas

Having confidence in Olayan Descon’s capacity to deliver, the award of Construction of Tank Farm @ IGCC by SAIPEM / Technicas Reunidas is a profound example of our pledge to deliver premium project management solutions to our clients with quality products as per client specifications even at remote locations & sites.

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