AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, as part of the AMEC Tekfen Azfen (ATA) consortium, announces the award of a five-year Master Services Agreement by BP Azerbaijan.
The five-year agreement for the ATA consortium covers the provision of project management, engineering services, construction management and commissioning and completions for BP’s oil and gas projects in Azerbaijan, including the Chirag Oil Project – West Chirag (COP-WC) project valued at US$340million and, in the future, the Shah Deniz 2 project.
AMEC has worked for BP in Azerbaijan for 13 years and, as part of the ATA consortium, has successfully completed two major platform topsides as well as providing offshore asset support services in the Caspian.
The first tranche of work under the new agreement is for the project start-up and associated yard preparation works for an 18,000 tonne topsides facility for the Chirag project.
“This latest agreement reinforces our successful long-standing relationship with BP and is in addition to our major projects global agreement,” said Neil Bruce, Executive Director, AMEC plc. “We have developed a strong position in the Caspian and surrounding region, where we have a good understanding of local issues. I am proud of our commitment to the region and our ability to apply our global skills to meet local needs.”
Tony Cruddas, President of Growth Regions for AMEC added: “The award helps us with our strategy for growth in Azerbaijan and enhances our reputation there. Since setting up our operations centre in Baku in 1998, we have built a business that employs local people and delivered several successful major projects that have helped Azerbaijan’s national oil industry to grow.”