Wood to Engineer Major Projects in Uzbekistan

Aberdeen-Based Firm Secures Two Contracts Worth Combined US$200 Million

Engineering and consulting group Wood has won two contracts with a combined value of more than US$200 million for major construction projects in the Central Asian state of Uzbekistan.

The contracts were awarded to the Aberdeen-based company by Enter Engineering, an Uzbek firm headquartered in capital city, Tashkent.

The first contract was awarded to Wood’s projects business to deliver front-end engineering design and detailed design for the MOF-3 copper-concentration complex in the northeast city of Almalyk.

Wood will also deliver technical assistance during the procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up of the facility, billed as the world’s largest copper concentrator. A spokesperson for the company told Breakbulk the contract scope was expected to conclude in July 2023.

For the second contract, Wood will provide detailed engineering and procurement assistance services for a new methanol-to-olefin-based gas-chemical complex in southwest Bukhara region.

The work scope involves delivering methanol, methanol to olefin, mono-ethylene glycol, low-density polyethylene and polypropylene processing units, Wood said. The company’s consulting business will also deploy its applied intelligence team to develop a tailored digital strategy to integrate the control systems of the entire complex.

The scope for that contract is slated for completion by the fourth quarter of 2024. 

At its peak, the two contracts will require the support of more than 400 people from across Wood’s global locations, including those based at a newly established office in Tashkent.

“These projects mark a significant and strategic investment in Uzbekistan as the country accelerates its economic diversification plan,” said Giuseppe Zuccaro, president of process and chemicals at Wood.

“Our extensive experience in delivering complex mining and petrochemical projects of scale and our proven ability to operate a global execution model continue to position us as the ideal technical partner.”

Wood is a member of the Breakbulk Global Shipper Network, a worldwide network of shippers involved in the engineering, manufacturing and production of project cargo.

A reception will be held for network members on 27 September from 5pm-8pm at the BGSN lounge at Breakbulk Americas 2022, taking place on 27-29 September at the George R. Brown Convention Centre in Houston, Texas.

This year’s lounge is being sponsored by logistics orchestration platform, e2log.

To find out more about the BGSN, click here.

PHOTO: Industrial project CREDIT: Enter Engineering