Kentz wins $190m Qatar EPC contract
Doha, November 20, 2013
UK-based Kentz Corporation said it has won a $190 million engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPC) contract from Qatar Petroleum for wellhead industrial control systems, alongside corrosion protection, for its 775 wells across the Dukhan oilfield.
The holding company of the Kentz engineering and construction group said it will provide a dedicated supervisory control and data acquisition (Scada) network infrastructure to monitor wellheads from designated stations; providing centralised real time and historical wellhead data directly into Qatar Pertroleum's IT network.
Kentz's scope of work also includes the prevention of external corrosion damage to the well casings in the Dukhan field by installing an impressed current cathodic protection system.
The contract builds on Kentz's previous working relationship with QP and will be executed by the EPC business unit, running for the duration of three years through to 2016, said a senior official.
"Kentz was awarded its first project with QP in 1997 and since then it has continued to execute numerous EPC projects, engineering and enhancing QP's assets. We take great pride in this significant award," remarked Tush Doshi, the chief operating officer, EPC business unit for Kentz.
The peak workforce will consist of 800 staff and field personnel.
"The past year has seen a huge progression in our engineering offering as we implement our 2013 and beyond strategy and we are confident of continued strong bidding in EPC," he added.
Kentz is a global engineering specialist solutions provider, which serves a blue-chip client base in the oil and gas, petrochemical and mining and metals sectors. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange.-TradeArabia News Service