The Milan-based contractor was widely expected to win the lump-sum engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract after submitting the lowest bid for the work in November.

The firm beat competition from five other international contractors (MEED 9:11:07).

The three-year deal signed on 24 June covers the construction of a new booster station in southeast Kuwait, consisting of two identical single-stage compression trains, delivering 249 million cubic feet a day of sour gas from gathering centres 3, 4, 6, 7 and 21.

The scheme also involves the installation of a rich gas chilling system, a gas and condensate dehydration plant and scrubbers on the main feed line.