Abu Dhabi firm National Petroleum Construction (NPCC), along with its joint venture partner Petrofac, has won a contract from Al Yasat Petroleum to provide Front End Engineering Design (FEED) services for the Belbazem Block Development Project.

Al Yasat Petroleum is an Adnoc Group company and CNPC joint venture partner.

The Belbazem Block Development Project is located offshore Abu Dhabi, UAE. The scope of work includes a FEED package as well as a proposal for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the facilities.

NPCC chief executive officer Ahmed Al Dhaheri said: “We are delighted to have won this competitive bid and participate in the design competition, and we look forward to the successful delivery of our scope in collaboration with our partners at Petrofac.

“ADNOC and its Group Companies are strategic partners and valued clients to NPCC, and we have together achieved a number of milestones including the recent load-out of one of the world’s largest offshore oil platforms to mark the completion of phase two of Umm Lulu’s super complex development.

“We are committed to supporting ADNOC’s expansion plans to increase their production capacity from four million b/d by the end of 2020 to five million b/d by 2030, and we look forward to executing more onshore and offshore projects in Abu Dhabi and the UAE.”

The EPCI work will be awarded on a design competition basis.

Petrofac EPS East managing director Mani Rajapathy said: “This award continues to demonstrate our competitive profile in the UAE at the early stages of a project’s development. It complements the wider contracts that we are already engaged in across the ADNOC Group, further deepening our relationship with an important customer in this core market.”