Geneva-registered Archirodon Construction has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for site preparation works as part of the development of Abu Dhabi’s offshore Satah al-Rasboot (Sarb) oilfield.
The estimated $200m contract covers the preparation of a site on Zirku Island to house new processing, storage and export facilities for the project’s owner Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (Adma-Opco).
Archirodon was the lowest bid for the scheme, ahead of Greece’s Athena Emirates, and local groups Overseas Ast and Target Engineering Construction. The work is expected to be finished in mid-2015.
The scope covers site preparation works, the construction of a jetty and sea water lift pumps on the northwest part of Zirku Island, which is located 20 kilometres from the Sarb oilfield.
The jetty will be used to transport modules for the processing and export facilities, which will be fabricated on the mainland.
Archirodon’s award, ‘Package I’, is the first of four major contracts in the Sarb full field development project.
Technical EPC bids have been submitted for Package III and Package IV – covering the respective construction of platforms and pipelines and the Zirku Island processing plant – which are set to be awarded by the end of the year. Adma-Opco has yet to tender Package II, which includes building accommodation and utilities on the island.
The front-end engineering design (feed) phase for all four packages was carried out by US-based Fluor.
The project is part of Adma-Opco’s plan to add 300,000 barrels a day (b/d) of additional production from four new offshore fields, with about 100,000 b/d coming from Sarb.
Adma-Opco is majority-owned by the state-run Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), with minority stakes held by UK-based BP, France’s Total and Japan Oil Development Company (Jodco).