AMEC picked for Zakum work

AMEC has won a five-year offshore programme management consultancy (PMC) contract from Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The deal is estimated to be worth US $75 million over the five years – the largest oil-related PMC contract ever awarded by ZADCO.

AMEC will provide engineering, consultancy and project management services extending from concept stage through front-end engineering design (FEED), design, construction and commissioning of several projects on the multi-billion dollar Upper Zakum full field development programme.

Among the projects in which AMEC will be involved are the replacement of the 60-kilometre main subsea oil pipeline, expansion of onshore/offshore gas treatment facilities, development of the east and west areas of the field, and a major programme of work to increase offshore crude production capacity from 500,000 to 750,000 b/d.

The programme began in 2007 and is expected to be completed by 2013.