Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) has extended Amec Foster Wheeler’s existing project management consultancy (PMC) contract for the UZ750 site in the Upper Zakum (UZ) field, Abu Dhabi.

The field is located 84km north-west and operated by ZADCO through a venture involving the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ExxonMobil and the Japan Oil Development Company.

Work on the UZ750 project began in 2008 to redevelop the Upper Zakum (UZ) field, which consists of four artificial islands along with associated drilling, as well as production facilities.

Under the contract, Amec Foster Wheeler will provide PMC Services as part of an integrated project management team.

"This UZ750 contract win cements Amec Foster Wheeler’s ongoing engagement in this strategically important project."

The contractors’ delivery of reimbursable engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) scopes of work will be overseen by ZADCO, in addition to commissioning and start-up support of the facilities.

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The work is slated for completion in December 2017.

Amec Foster Wheeler group president, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Southern Europe Roberto Penno said: "This UZ750 contract win cements Amec Foster Wheeler’s ongoing engagement in this strategically important project.

"The Middle East is a key growth area for Amec Foster Wheeler and we look forward to continuing our relationship with ZADCO on this next important phase of work."

The initial PMC contract on the UZ750 project was awarded to Amec Foster Wheeler in June 2008.

Image: ZADCO PMC contract. Photo: courtesy of Amec Foster Wheeler.