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Petrofac wins two major PDO contracts worth $300mn

6 Feb 2021

Petrofac, a leading international service provider to the energy industry, has been awarded two major contracts, together worth around US$300mn, through Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the company announced on Thursday.

The first is a direct engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for PDO’sMarmul Main Production Station (MMPS) – Gas Compression project. The scope of work for the 30-month, lump-sum turnkey contract includes engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, start-up and initial operational support, Petrofac said in a statement on its website.

Located at Marmul in the South of Oman, approximately 800km from Muscat, the purpose of the new facility is to eliminate permanent flaring and manage associated gas. The work includes gas recovery and booster compressors, gas sweetening, dehydration and other units, utility systems and modification of existing facilities.

The second contract is a project delivery contract with Petrofac’s partner and main PDO contract holder Arabian Industries Projects LLC, for selected PDO concession areas in the North of Oman. The scope of this seven-year contract is for provision of reimbursable engineering services, integrated project support and management services, and has an option to extend for three years.

In line with the main objectives of the integrated project services part of this contract, Petrofac will ensure the effective management, control, execution and documentation of changes and additions to production facilities through specific technical studies related to concept development, development of front-end engineering design (FEED) and detailed design.

ElieLahoud, chief operating officer – engineering and construction at Petrofac, said, “Petrofac has a significant track record in Oman and PDO is a longstanding client. We look forward to building on our strong relationship through these latest contract awards. Both will be delivered by our teams in the sultanate, with the focus on safety, maximising local and sustainable delivery, and generating in-country value.”

Petrofac has been serving Oman’s energy industries for more than 30 years. During this period, the company established a multi discipline engineering and project execution office in Muscat and invested US$30mn in a state-of-the-art technical training centre with its partner TakatufPetrofac Oman. 

Petrofac said it has developed a highly capable workforce, with over 30 per cent Omanisation in the sultanate and recorded multi-billion-dollar in-country value contribution to Oman’s economy in respect of the purchase of Omani goods and services.

Petrofac designs, builds, manages and maintains oil, gas, refining, petrochemicals and renewable energy infrastructure. Its core markets are in the Middle East and North Africa region and the UK North Sea.

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