Foster Wheeler wins Shell Iraq project
Dubai, March 19, 2014
Foster Wheeler said its Dubai-based joint venture company has won a major engineering, procurement contract from Shell for its giant Majnoon oil field commercial production project in Iraq.
Shell is the operator of the development production services contract for the Majnoon field, which is located in southern Iraq, approximately 70 km north of Basra City.
As per the contract, Kentz Energy Services DMCC, will provide services including concept selection, front-end engineering design, detailed design and contract and procurement services.
Kentz Energy Services DMCC is a joint venture between the Switzerland-based engineering and construction group and Kentz, a global engineering specialist solutions provider.
The services will be provided primarily by Foster Wheeler Kentz Energy Services DMCC, supported by the Foster Wheeler and Kentz organizations.
Foster Wheeler said the contracts with Shell will run for two years, with an option to extend for an additional year, and will provide a framework for a number of packages of work to be executed, covering new facilities and rehabilitation or upgrade of existing facilities.
“We established this joint venture in Dubai to bring together the technical expertise, Iraq experience and project execution capability and resources of Foster Wheeler and Kentz to support the international oil companies in realizing their strategically important Iraqi investment plans,” remarked Steve Spicer, the general manager of Foster Wheeler Kentz Energy Services DMCC.
Tom Hooft van Huysduynen, the project director at Majnoon Field Development for Shell Iraq said this award is a strong vote of confidence in the added value that this combination can deliver as "there are some unique challenges in Majnoon."
“Seamless cooperation with Foster Wheeler Kentz Energy Services DMCC is not only essential in moving forward in safety but also in the delivery of the Majnoon Portfolio,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service