Trans Asia Pipeline Services has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract by Leighton Offshore to provide pipeline pre-commissioning and commissioning services in Iraq. The company will carry out the work through its UAE base in Hamriya, Sharjah.
The contract forms part of the Crude Oil Export Facility Reconstruction Project (the Sea Line Project), which is financed and supported through the Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) Loan by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The project involves the development of two offshore platforms, a 75km 48in oil pipeline and a single-point mooring system.
The project aims to stabilise and expand Iraq’s crude oil export capacity, a lifeline of the Iraqi economy, by constructing a pipeline connecting crude oil storage facilities to the offshore crude oil export terminal in Fao, Al Basrah in southern Iraq.
Trans-Asia Pipeline Services managing director D Surendranath said: "It is our first contract win in Iraq, which is a key market for us with all the redevelopment work that is going on and we are extremely proud to be a part of the rebuilding of Iraq’s oil export infrastructure, which is critical to Iraq’s economy and we hope that this contract is the first of many more to come. We have a long working relationship with Leighton offshore and have successfully executed pipeline pre-commissioning projects for them in other locations and this award further cements their trust in our services."
Trans-Asia Pipeline Services is a leading provider of pipeline and process pre-commissioning services to the petroleum industry. The company operates through its bases in UAE, India and Singapore.