Iraq's State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP) has awarded French company Technip a significant contract for project management consultancy (PMC) services for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) phase of the Karbala refinery.
This award follows the front-end engineering design (FEED) executed by Technip in 2010.
The scope of work will cover two phases:
- phase 1: issue of enquiries for the EPC contract, bids clarification, evaluation and contracts finalisation with the EPC contractors; and,
- phase 2: overall management of the EPC contract execution.
Technip’s operating center in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom will execute phase 1 of the project, which is scheduled to be completed in the second semester of 2013.
Riccardo Moizo, Technip’s Senior Vice President for PMC, stated:
“We are delighted to have been awarded this project by SCOP and to participate in developing and enhancing Iraq’s refinery capabilities. This is a significant contract for Technip’s newly created PMC business unit and we believe it will open up opportunities in the near future.”