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Kentz Corporation Limited (LSE: KENZ), the holding company of the Kentz engineering and construction group, said Wednesday Qatar Petroleum (QP) awarded it a contract for the engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning for wellhead industrial control systems, alongside corrosion protection, for approximately 775 wells across the Dukhan Oilfield, Qatar.

The contract, valued at $190 million runs for three years through to 2016. The peak workforce will consist of 800 staff and field personnel.

Kentz will provide a dedicated Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) network infrastructure to monitor wellheads from designated stations; providing centralised real time and historical wellhead data directly into QP’s IT network.

Kentz’s scope of work also includes the prevention of external corrosion damage to the well casings in the Dukhan field by installing an impressed current cathodic protection system.

Tush Doshi, Chief Operating Officer, EPC Business Unit for Kentz, said Kentz was awarded its first project with QP in 1997 and since then has continued to execute numerous EPC projects, engineering and enhancing QP’s assets in Qatar.