Image courtesy of Petrofac.

UK-based services company Petrofac won an engineering, procurement and construction contract on Friday for the Kuwait Oil Company’s (KOC) manifold group trunkline system worth $780 million.

The manifold group trunkline (MGT) is located in the north of Kuwait and will provide the feedstock to three  gathering centers through three independent networks of intermediate manifolds and pipelines, Petrofac said.

The system is expected to be completed towards the end of 2017.

Each of the three gathering centers will be capable of producing around 100,000 barrels of oil per day together with associated water and gas.

The project is expected to help the KOC boost and maintain crude production over the next five years.

Three new gathering centers, that form part of the broader project, are already under construction with Petrofac executing the EPC contract for GC 29.

“We have a long track record in Kuwait which extends over the last 15 years and the MGT award represents our twelfth project in the country.  Kuwait is, and will continue to be, one of our core markets and is of strategic importance to Petrofac’s ambitions in the Middle East.  We look forward to working with KOC to deliver this project safely and on schedule,” Chief Executive of Petrofac’s Engineering, Construction, Operations and Maintenance division Marwan Chedid said.


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