Petrofac wins contract from NCOC for new water treating facilities in Kazakhstan
Petrofac said that its engineering and production services (EPS) unit, in a joint venture with Kazakhstani company Isker has won an engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning, and commissioning (EPCC) contract worth around $135 million from North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) for new water treating facilities in Atyrau, Kazakhstan.
The work scope for the 30-month contract covers an inlet stream screening for removing debris, feeding water tanks with oil skimmer and pumps, a clarifier system including flocculation, treated wastewater storage and pumps, coagulation and oil skimmer, sludge treatment and associated utilities.
The award of the EPCC project is said to be in line with Petrofac EPS’s strategy to concentrate on and bag small greenfield and brownfield EPC projects by using its capabilities, footprint, and infrastructure.
North Caspian Operating Company is the operator of the North Caspian Project, which is the first major offshore oil and gas development in Kazakhstan. The company began production of oil at the Kashagan field in 2016, which has now hit 380,000 barrels per day.
Mani Rajapathy – Petrofac EPS East Managing Director said: Our portfolio continues to expand with this award, which demonstrates continued progress in our stated EPS strategy to grow the business through relatively small EPC contracts. This is a further award for Petrofac in Kazakhstan following our project management services contract with KPO and represents another important milestone as we focus on continued growth in-country and delivering EPC projects whilst working with local companies.”