Posted on 19 October 2011.
Iraq’s South Oil Company has awarded Italy’s Saipem the EPIC contract for the Iraq Crude Oil Export Expansion Project – Phase 2, within the framework of the expansion of the Basra Oil Terminal (ABOT), off the Al Faw Peninsula in the Arabian Gulf, approximately 550 kilometres south-east of Baghdad.
The contract encompasses the engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of a Central Metering and Manifold Platform (CMMP), to be installed in a water depth of 28 metres, along with associated facilities.
Fabrication of the CMMP topsides will be carried out at Saipem’s yard in Karimun (Indonesia), while the jacket and piles will be fabricated at the Saipem Taqa Al-Rushid (STAR) yard in Dammam (Saudi Arabia). Offshore activities will be performed in the third and fourth quarter of 2013.
Dr. Mark A. DeWeaver
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