Abu Dhabi has awarded UK-based Amec a $124m contract for project management consultancy (PMC) services on the execution phase of a major offshore oil field development.

The five-year contract was awarded by Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (Adma-Opco), which is carrying out the phase-two, full-field development of the offshore Umm al-Lulu field.

The scope of Amec’s contract includes the project management of the scheme’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work.

Earlier this year, Adma-Opco awarded the first EPC package to UAE-based National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) and the second package to a consortium of NPCC and France’s Technip.

The Umm al-Lulu offshore super-complex will comprise six bridge-linked platforms including gathering, separation, gas treatment and water disposal facilities, utilities and accommodation modules.

“The work is being delivered from the UAE and is expected to create 100 additional jobs for Amec in Abu Dhabi,” Amec said in a statement.

In 2011, Amec was awarded contracts for PMC services on the first phase of Adma-Opco’s Umm al-Lulu and Nasr field developments.