By Andy Sambidge
Remediaton contract awarded to repair oil field damaged during the 1990 Iraqi invasion
Amec, the UK-based engineering and project management company, has been awarded a remediation contract in Kuwait funded by the United Nations Compensation Committee.
The project management consultancy services contract is for the repair of Kuwait Oil Company oilfield properties damaged during the 1990-1991 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait during the Gulf War.
Kuwait Oil Company will act as the managing agent and contracting entity, a statement issued by AMEC said.
Amec has been working in Kuwait since the end of the first Gulf War and holds a five-year contract for engineering work at KOC’s three refineries.
"We are pleased to expand our relationship with KOC by mobilising our global environmental and project management expertise to support this important project, said Dr Hisham Mahmoud, president of Amec's Environment & Infrastructure business.
"We recognise the significance of this project to Kuwait and the United Nations, and are committed to its success."
Ross Gibson, regional director for Amec's Middle East & North Africa region, added: "I am delighted that the unique combination of our long term oil and gas presence in the country, alongside our specialist environment and infrastructure expertise has led to this award.
"We are thrilled to be able to use our global remediation skills to help our customer and Kuwait."