UAE-based National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) has secured a AED1.2bn ($327m) engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contract from ONGC for Ratna offshore field in India.

The contract covers five well platforms and a pipeline, and is part of offshore oil and gas infrastructure development on the west coast of India.

Founded in 1973, NPCC provides engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning services to offshore and onshore oil and gas sectors.

NPCC chairman Hussain Al Nowais said: “This contract is an endorsement of NPCC’s international capabilities. I am proud of the NPCC’s relationship with ONGC and it is a testament of the good relations and economic cooperation between UAE and India, under the able guidance of the leadership of two countries.”

“The contract is a testament to the good relations and economic cooperation between UAE and India.”

The contract includes survey, design, engineering, procurement, fabrication, loadout, transportation, installation and commissioning of five well platforms (R12B-R10A-R9A-R7A-R13A), as well as associated pipelines and cables.

NPCC vice-chairman and managing director Aqeel Madhi said: “We have been working on offshore EPC projects for ONGC for over 35 years and are proud of our association with ONGC.”

With engineering centres in Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and La Ciotat, the company is engaged in providing a full range of engineering solutions covering all disciplines.

Furthermore, the company owns a fleet of 22 offshore vessels that support its offshore operations.

NPCC also has fabrication yard in Abu Dhabi spanning 1.3 million square meters.