Oil & Gas Middle East Top 30 EPC 2017: 11-15
An annual list of the key EPC companies that have been redefining energy projects in the MENA region
11. Mott MacDonald
Mott MacDonald has been appointed by Qaiwan Group to provide engineering, procurement and construction management services for the new Xarajyan oil terminal in Iraq’s Kurdistan region. Scheduled to be completed by Q2 2018, the facility will handle petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, aviation turbine fuel, kerosene, fuel oil and liquefied petroleum gas. Mott MacDonald will design the first phase of the 140,800m3 storage terminal, auxiliary utilities and infrastructure facilities at Xarajyan. Mott MacDonald has also signed an agreement with Shell to provide services for the company’s non-hydrocarbon projects. The contractor will offer design, engineering and management services to a variety of Shell’s operations, including transport, energy, buildings and environment, through 18 primary operation centres.
Omani EPC contractor Galfar, along with another local engineering firm has won a major contract from Petroleum Development Oman, thereby tightening its grip on the Omani oil and gas market. PDO has awarded two key contracts valued at around OMR300mn or approximately $779mn to the two companies for work in its operations in northern Oman. As part of the deals, off-plot mechanical work will be carried out by local community contractor (LCC) Seeh Al Sarya Engineering at PDO oilfields at Fahud, Lekhwair and Yibal and by Galfar Engineering & Contracting SAOG at Qarn Alam. Seeh Al Sarya and Galfar Engineering & Contracting will mainly be responsible for providing off-plot mechanical work.
13. Fluor Corporation
Fluor Corporation is currently undertaking a wide range of projects across the region, including FEED, engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction as well as operations and maintenance services for clients in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and the UAE. The American EPC contractor is developing several centres of excellence for projects in the GCC. One of the largest projects was the award in 2015 from the Kuwait National Petroleum Company of two EPC packages for key process support units, utilities and infrastructure for its new Al-Zour Refinery. Fluor, in JV with its partners, is executing the project which has a contract value of $2.6bn.
14. Hyundai E&C
Hyundai Engineering and Construction (E&C) has signed a contract to build a project for Saudi Aramco’s Uthmaniyah plant for $727mn (833.10bn won). According to a statement released by Hyundai, the contract is expected to be completed by November 26th, 2019. Moreover, the highlight of Hyundai E&C’s operations in the Middle East came in Q1 this year, when it clinched a $3.2bn project in Iran – the largest deal ever for a Korean construction company operating in the Islamic Republic. The contract was awarded by AHDAF for constructing the second phase of the Kangan Petro Refining Complex project at the South Pars gas field in the Gulf’s waters.
KBR-AMCDE, American EPC contractor KBR’s Saudi Arabian joint venture engineering operation, has signed an extension agreement for its existing General Engineering Services Plus (GES+) contract with Saudi oil giant Aramco. Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide front-end engineering design (FEED), detailed design, material procurement, and project management services (PMS) to support Saudi Aramco’s capital programmes in Saudi Arabia. This amendment will extend the contract from an initial five years for a further five years, with options for additional extensions. Besides, KBR and IT major IBM have recently announced that they have entered an agreement to collaborate on the development of digital products and services to help oil and gas and petrochemical customers reduce costs and increase profit, reliability and safety.