ADQ acquires full ownership of NPCC

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ABU-Dhabi headquartered ADQ has assumed full ownership of National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), one of the UAE’s leading energy sector engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm, after acquiring the 30 per cent shares previously held by Consolidated Contractors International Company (ICC).

ADQ (formerly Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company) has acquired the remaining shares of NPCC following its announcement last month that it had added 14 companies to its portfolio. One of these companies includes the General Holding Corporation (Senaat), NPCC’s previous majority shareholder.

Commenting on the acquisition, Mohamed Hassan AlSuwaidi, CEO of ADQ, said: "ADQ comprises some of Abu Dhabi’s most successful and ambitious enterprises, and we look forward to working more closely with NPCC as we further develop a world-class portfolio of companies that add tangible value to the economy. NPCC can help to strengthen the oil and gas sector of the UAE, elevate the status of Abu Dhabi as a fast-growing global hub for energy sector EPC operations, whilst contributing to our nation’s overall economic growth."

He continued: "Local manufacturing is a key pillar of our growth strategy at ADQ. NPCC, along with a number of other subsidiaries, will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of this sector. We will work with NPCC to explore opportunities for mutual benefits and collaborations to help boost the revenues of national industries both locally and abroad."

NPCC set a record year of growth in 2019, achieving the highest revenue earned since its formation in 1973. The focus of the company’s operations has been to create in-country value, recording over AED1 billion ($270 million) in local procurement and services contracts awarded in the past two years.

NPCC has also announced a new board of directors, with Khalifa Sultan AlSuwaidi as Chairman of the Board.

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