Technip awarded engineering contract by ZADCO

FEED contract for ZADCO's offshore artificial islands

ZADCO is building artificial islands offshore Abu Dhabi under its major UZ 750 programme to achieve 750,000 bpd by 2015.
ZADCO is building artificial islands offshore Abu Dhabi under its major UZ 750 programme to achieve 750,000 bpd by 2015.

Technip was awarded an engineering services contract by Abu Dhabi's Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) for the UZ 750 project, one of the major offshore field development projects in the United Arab Emirates.

The project aims at increasing by 2015 the oil production of the Upper Zakum field (located in the Gulf, 84 kilometres offshore Abu Dhabi) to 750,000 barrels of oil per day and to sustain this production target for at least 25 years.

The contract covers front-end engineering design (FEED) for process units on four artificial islands, including gas separation, gas lift compression, booster gas compression, as well as power generation, utilities, interconnecting pipelines and modification of existing facilities. It also includes procurement services for long lead items.

This contract follows the conceptual engineering, which has been completed by Technip. The FEED is scheduled to be completed by the second semester of 2011. It will be executed by Technip’s operating centre in Abu Dhabi, as part of its ongoing support to its Middle East clients in the early phases of their developments.

ZADCO is a joint venture company between ADNOC, ExxonMobil and JODCO of Japan.

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