Special Report: Oil & Gas Middle East presents the Top 30 EPC Contractors 11-15
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Another local firm, this Omani outfit might not have the global clout of some of the companies it is ahead of in this list, but its activity in the sultanate is prolific. The firm employs 23,000 people and claims to be the single largest employer of Omanis in the private sector. Deals wise, Galfar’s ravenous appetite is shown by the fact it has secured three contracts since the start of the year, worth in excess of $200mn in total, from BP, Petrofac and Daleel Petroleum. Galfar also has previous significant tie-ups in its pocket courtesy of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).
12. Mott Macdonald
This UK based firm has 1,500 staff in the Middle East working across various industry sectors. The past year has been a quiet one for Mott Mac but, despite this, the company has a sizeable regional presence. It carries out multidisciplinary engineering work for Alghanim International in Kuwait, while in Iraq it provides engineering and procurement services at the Xarajyan oil terminal. It has a PMC contract for work on ADNOC’s onshore gas project at the North East Bab field. A five-year arrangement to deliver maintenance and development of the Khafji oilfield in Saudi Arabia is set to expire.
13. JGC Corporation
This Japanese outfit has landed big deals in North Africa in recent years and these on-going projects keep it in the top half of this list. Last June, the company won a $642mn deal from Algeria’s Sonatrach for the construction of crude oil gathering and processing facilities in the north of the Hassi Messaoud district. The firm also possesses an impresive $1.1bn agreement to boost output at Algeria’s Hassi Rmel gas field.
The Palestinian founded and Athens based Consolidated Contractors Company owed its presence in this list last year to its share of the $4bn contract secured by market leader and associate Petrofac at the Lower Fars heavy oil development programme in Kuwait but in December, CCC, again alongside partner Petrofac, nabbed part of an $800mn deal at the Ghazeer gas field, phase two of the giant Khazzan project in Oman.
This Fortune 500 firm from Dallas has been punching below its weight in the regional EPC sector – but now it is firmly on the move. In April, Saudi Aramco handed it an engineering and project management services deal for the Zuluf Field Development Programme, while earlier in the year it won an EPCM contract at the key Khazzan tight gas project in Oman. It has also found time to acquire rival CH2M for $3.3bn.