Samsung Construction Expands Overseas Turf

The Samsung affiliate emerges as one of the strong leaders in the plant construction project globally by completing many projects in Asia and the Middle East

Samsung C&T Corp.'s construction division is one of the most active construction firms overseas these days in the areas of power plant construction, social overhead capital projects, and others, although it won global recognition for its construction capacity after completing the 828-meter Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world in Abu Dhabi.
The company doesn't waste any time in going after overseas construction projects, starting with the Seraya multi-thermal power plant in Singapore in 2000; the Murataware gas turbine power plant EPC project in 2003 in Indonesia; the Island multi-thermal power plant in Singapore in 2007; and Seraya Nos. 3 and 4 thermal power plants in Singapore in 2010, to name a few.
At the end of November, the company will be nearing completion of the Abu Dhabi Alshuweyhot soft water power plant in the UAE being financed with private capital at a total investment of up to $2.15 billion. The company won the mammoth EPC project in 2008 involving the construction of a water-refining plant and a multi-thermal power plant with the capacity to generate 1.510kW of power annually. The company took charge of all phases of the project from designing and engineering to construction and maintenance.
The significant fact was that the company beat such world-renowned construction companies as Alstom of France and others from Europe and Japan to win the huge project, making possible the company's emergence as a powerhouse in area of plant construction overseas.
Samsung C&T took charge of every important phase of the mammoth project from beginning to end including waste heat collection boilers, steam, water supply, water cooling, temperature control, fire prevention, supplementary facilities and equipment, main and auxiliary transformers, low pressure power distribution, lighting fixtures and other electrical facilities, pipe layouts, civil work construction, and test-runs.
One of the outstanding features of Samsung C&T's work was the elimination of four or five pieces of power generation equipment and still retaining the ability for the thermal power plant generate the intended power volume, cutting the cost of the project. Upon learning Samsung's feat, ACWA, a well-known power company in the Middle East, and the Saudi Power Authority inspected the jobsite to confirm the technology that went into the construction of gas power generation facilities by Samsung. ACWA was so surprised that it invited Samsung to be partner for its Kuria gas multi-thermal power plant project.
Samsung plans to expand its operations focused on the UAE and Singapore to other countries, confident that it has enough experience and technologies to do so. nw

Samsung C&T's global image escalated rapidly with its participation in the construction of the 828 meters high Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building in the world.
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