Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has awarded a KD27.5m ($97.9m) an equipment supply contract to Canada’s Kudu Industries, according to the state oil company’s official tenderboard.

The contract, which was awarded on 17 October, covers the supply, installation, surveillance and maintenance of a progressive cavity pumping (PCP) system for KOC.

Kudu Industries, based in Calgary, Canada, specialises in providing PCP systems, which are used in the well drilling process. It has offices in the US, Russia, Romania, Oman, Kazakhstan and Australia.