Amec Foster Wheeler wins Upper Zakum extension contract

Amec FosterAmec Foster Wheeler has been awarded an extension to its existing project management consultancy (PMC) contract for UZ750 project in the Upper Zakum field, located 84 km northwest of Abu Dhabi

The contract, the value of which has not been announced yet, was award by the Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) that operates the field through a venture involving the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), ExxonMobil and the Japan Oil Development Company Ltd (JODCO).

Amec Foster Wheeler’s scope of work includes PMC services to be delivered as part of an integrated project management team. ZADCO will oversee the contractors’ delivery of reimbursable engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) scopes of work, as well as commissioning and start-up support of the facilities. This work is scheduled to complete in December 2017.

Roberto Penno, group president, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Southern Europe, Amec Foster Wheeler, said, “This UZ750 contract win cements Amec Foster Wheeler’s ongoing engagement in this strategically important project. The Middle East is a key growth area for Amec Foster Wheeler and we look forward to continuing our relationship with ZADCO on this next important phase of work.”

The UZ750 project commenced in 2008 to redevelop the Upper Zakum field, touted to be the second largest oil field in the Gulf and comprises four artificial islands with associated drilling and production facilities. Amec Foster Wheeler has been engaged on the project since June 2008 when it was awarded the initial PMC contract.

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