In simple terms, a plant refers to facilities or factories where something is produced. However, since the scale and design of a plant varies significantly depending on the form and characteristics of the final product, plant construction is widely regarded as a complex industry. Based on robust experience of megaprojects and robust technological capability, we are demonstrating the high level of project execution in the plant construction industry.
After gaining basic experience by constructing fertilizer and cement plants including the Danyang cement factory in the 1960s, we began to make great strides amid the heavy industry boom of the 1970s. In the 1980s, we accumulated a wealth of technologies and experiences in the petrochemical plant industry of Korea by newly constructing and expanding the Daesan Oil Refinery Plant of Hyundai Oilbank. Since the 2000s, we have proven our unmatched capacity to implement plant construction projects by successfully completing projects to build advanced facilities with high added value to the point of being called “land-based oil wells”.
Merging into the Hyundai Motor Group in April 2011, Hyundai E&C successfully completed the installation of the power generator and metal frame and the civil engineering works for the coke plant at Hyundai Steel’s No. 3 Blast Furnace. As a result, the Hyundai Motor Group was able to establish a massive cycle of resources spanning from molten metal to automobiles.
Hyundai E&C’s plant construction capability also shined overseas. After entering the overseas market through Indonesia in the mid-1970s, our technological excellence in the field of gas and oil refining and petrochemical plant construction has been recognized worldwide through numerous mega-plant projects including the Yanbu NGL Sea Terminal Project and Gas Oil Separation Plant (GOSP) Project in Marjan, Saudi Arabia, Natural Gas Refining Plant Project in Malaysia, Gas Treatment Facility Project in South Fars, Iran, Phases 5 and 6 of the Fertilizer Plant Project (QAFCO 5 & 6) in Qatar, Ma'aden Alumina Refinery Project in Saudi Arabia, Puerto La Cruz Refinery in Venezuela, and SARB Offshore Crude Oil and Gas Processing Plant.
Meanwhile, Hyundai E&C has also contributed to power supply in Korea by leading nuclear power plant (NPP) construction projects since the initial construction of the Kori Nuclear Power Plant 1 in 1971, followed by our construction of 14 reactors of 24 reactors currently in operation in Korea. Having achieved 100% independence in terms of nuclear power plant construction technology, Hyundai E&C then won the contract for the 5.6GW Barakah Nuclear Power Plant in the United Arab Emirates, which is receiving global attention as the first nuclear power plant in the Middle East.