Sime Darby takes Bul Hanine contract

24 April 2006

Malaysia's Sime Darby Engineering has been awarded a $265 million contract to build wellhead platforms at the offshore Bul Hanine and Mayden Mahzam fields. The client is Qatar Petroleum (QP - MEED 17:2:06).

The scope of works on the 28-month engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) contract covers three wellhead platforms, the installation of about 40 kilometres of pipeline, 23 kilometres of umbilicals and modifications to existing platforms.

Sime Darby Engineering, a subsidiary of Sime Darby Services, beat five other international fabricators to win the contract, which is its first in Qatar and the Gulf.

The company is prequalified for several packages on the Al-Shaheen oil field development, planned by Maersk Oil Qatar, the local subsidiary of Denmark's Maersk Oil & Gas (MEED 14:4:06).

It is also bidding for offshore work in the Divided Zone, being tendered by Al-Khafji Joint Operations (MEED 5:8:05).

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