Wison Engineering completes gas-based cracking furnace in Saudi Arabia

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Wison Engineering completes gas-based cracking furnace in Saudi Arabia

May 12,2015         by Hydrocarbon Processing

Wison Engineering has achieved mechanical completion on a new cracking furnace project in Saudi Arabia, the company announced on Monday. 

Completed 10 days ahead of schedule, Wison says the milestone reflects its capability in cracking furnace project execution in overseas markets.

This project involved a new gas-based cracking furnace, extension of the pipe rack, a new decoking drum and its structure, a remote control room and an analysis house, as well as revamping of motor control cabinets in the substation.

"The biggest challenge we faced was how to address the complexities in the overseas market and leverage our EPC project management experience in China to ensure the seamless execution of engineering, procurement and construction management of this overseas project." Wison Engineering's project manager said.

From resources allocation at the start of the project, its hierarchical project schedule planning, the strict control of each project milestone, to the management and coordination of overseas patented technology providers and subcontractors, this project well proved the execution capability of Wison Engineering in its overseas projects, according to group officials.

Further, the company says the project's successful implementation demonstrates the competitive advantages of Chinese engineering companies in the execution of overseas projects. For example, Wison says it not only fully tapped its extensive overseas supplier network, but also relied on the strengths of China's manufacturing sector by applying for module fabrication. 

The convection modules were pre-fabricated in China and then transported to the site to be installed. This greatly reduced the project execution risks and lowered its costs, company officials said.

"We highly appreciate the trust from the client," said Zhou Hongliang, senior vice president of Wison Engineering. "During the 21 months of project execution for the cracking furnace, Wison Engineering encountered the most formidable challenges in its business development.

"However, with the support of the client and other business partners, we successfully delivered our first overseas EPC cracking furnace project ahead of schedule in the Middle East amid fierce competition from our peers, showcasing the strengths of Wison Engineering's overseas project management and its team," he added. "It marks a significant milestone for us, on the way to develop ourselves into a leading engineering company in the world which offers satisfactory project solutions to clients."