By John Lee.
The Basra Oil and Gas International Free Zone (BIOGH) and its development managers EPGI have issued its first construction license to Basra Mas Company in relation to an initial 10 year construction programme.
Works commenced on site on the 9th July with handover to Basra Mas who this week began work on 230,000m2 of site clearance with options for another two sections of the same size to be further instructed.
Established in 2005 by local Iraqi businessman Ali Krabit, Basra Mas Company has built a strong reputation in Iraq particularly in the Khor Al Zubair region. It has built up core expertise in contracting and construction with a dedicated and experienced local Iraqi team, and is involved with the import and export of materials and plant to facilitate and deliver projects on time and at world-class quality. The company also continues to develop its engineering and consulting expertise through structured and active collaboration with the Consulting Engineering Bureau of Basra University.
Tim Hawkins, the Head of Production & Planning for EPGI stated:
"We are making tremendous progress at BIOGH. The site establishment camp has been delivered and there is now plant on site to undertake the site clearance of the customs zone area in preparation for our new tenants.
"Perimeter walls and specific tenant buildings and facilities will in time follow site clearance works as they are coalesced in the next few months. Tenant interest continues to be strong and we are ramping up our production teams to align with tenant demand."