The UAE’s National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) has been awarded a contract worth about $227m for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of offshore platforms in the Mumbai High Field by the Indian government-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC).

The EPC contract covers the construction of six wellhead platforms. The scope of the work encompasses the survey, design and detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication, transportation, installation, hook-up, pre-commissioning and commissioning for the platforms.

NPCC was part of a group of 11 bidders, both foreign and local, said the company.

The project is scheduled to be completed by 30 April 2012.

The NPCC already counts ONGC as its client, working on two projects with a combined contract value of $668m. Aqeel Madhi, chief executive officer of NPCC recently said that its EPC contracts on the B-22 field development and the RS-12 well platform project will be completed as scheduled pre-monsoon 2011.

NPCC has completed wellhead platforms for ONGC in 2007 and 2009.