The Technip/NPCC group beat off competition from Japan’s Chiyoda Corporation, Bouygues Offshore– part of Italy’s Saipem, and Italy’s Snamprogettito take the 40-42-month contract. It covers the supply and installation of two oil processing trains, infield pipeline works, a pipeline to transport crude to Habshan and related works.

The project is aimed at increasing production from the onshore Rumaitha and Al-Dabbiyah fields to a sustainable capacity of 150,000 barrels a day (b/d) and a maximum level of 180,000 b/d. The scheme is the largest oil field project in the emirate for a decade.

The project management consultant is the US-based VECO.