WorleyParsons awarded oil refinery contracts in the UAE and Kuwait

12 April 2018 Consultancy-me.com 3 min. read

Australian resources and energy engineering firm WorleyParsons has landed two project management contracts in the Middle East, with separate oil & gas deals announced for the UAE and Kuwait.

Specialised in engineering, procurement and construction in the hydrocarbons, chemicals minerals & metals, and infrastructure sectors, the Australian-listed professional services and consulting firm WorleyParsons has had a presence in the Middle East and North Africa for over 35 years, handling over $100 billion in contracts in the past decade alone.

Featuring a local headcount in excess of 3,500 employees, the firm has developed a reputation for delivering extremely complex projects, including the design and construction of region’s first and world’s largest alumina refinery in Saudi Arabia, as well as the recent award of significant projects spanning Egypt, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait and the UAE – the latter a key regional hub for the firm where it has been active for over 20 years.

As one of its latest announced contracts, WorleyParsons will undertake a further project in the UAE as the selected project manager for the state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s Crude Flexibility Project at the Ruwais Refinery west the capital – the largest oil refinery in the UAE. The project forms part of company’s move to expand its crude processing options, and entails the building of new facilities and the modification of existing installations to enable the processing of offshore crude. Engineering firm WorleyParsons awarded oil refinery contracts in the UAE and KuwaitThe firm will be tasked with overseeing the performance of the engineering, procurement, and construction contractor over the next fourteen months, where after it will transition to a supervisory role at the refinery during the construction and commissioning phase until final delivery in 2022. The firm’s CEO Andrew Wood said; “We are delighted that ADNOC Refining has placed its trust in WorleyParsons on this highly strategic project and we look forward to working with ADNOC to achieve its vision for the Ruwais Refinery.”

The second of the announced contracts will see the firm provide project management services for the Kuwait Oil Company on the UN-funded KERP initiative, which is a large-scale environmental programme to remedy the country’s still-present oil contamination as a result of the first Gulf War, when evacuating Iraqi soldiers set fire to over 700 wells causing widespread and significant damage. “We are delighted that KOC has chosen WorleyParsons for this internationally significant project and we look forward to supporting KOC with their on-going program of environmental remediation,” Wood said.

In an effort to boost its end-to-end capabilities, WorleyParsons in 2015 launched its dedicated strategy and management consulting arm Advisian with over 3,000 consultants and the since departed former PwC Global Vice Chairman Dennis Finn at the helm – which, with a focus on the resource and energy sector aims to be leading industry advisory in its field. According to the firm, it has since completed 93 assignments in four countries across the Middle East.