Carillion unit wins $124m Oman gas project deal

Carillion Alawi will build operational base and accommodation complex for BP's Khazzan gas project
Carillion unit wins $124m Oman gas project deal
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By Staff writer
Fri 17 Jul 2015 01:29 AM

The Omani arm of UK construction giant Carillion has announced that it has been awarded a £80 million ($124.6 million) contract by BP.

Carillion Alawi said the deal centred on plans to build the operational base and accommodation complex for BP's Khazzan gas project.

The contract involves the construction of accommodation facilities, including an operational base, a residential complex for 250 personnel and other infrastructure buildings in the Khazzan gas field, approximately 350km south west of Muscat.

Work on the contract is expected to start in September 2015 and is scheduled for completion in mid 2017.

The Khazzan project, which aims to extract around one billion cubic feet (bcf) per day of gas from sandstone with low permeability at depths of up to 4,500 metres in central Oman, is a showcase for BP's tight gas extraction technology.

Its success is vital for Oman whose own gas exports have been eaten away by its voracious appetite for energy.

Carillion chief executive, Richard Howson, said: "We are delighted to have been selected by BP for this important contract, which I believe reflects our reputation for safely delivering high-quality, sustainable solutions and we look forward to working with BP in Oman."

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