The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), as a result of the bidding process, awarded Fluor Limited a contract to provide project management contractor services for its new oil-gas processing and petrochemical complex (OGPC) in Azerbaijan. Fluor will book the contract for an undisclosed value in Q1-2015. The OGPC megaproject has multiple interfaces not only between process units, utilities and offsite facilities, but also between the new gas processing and petrochemical facilities. The complex will be located on a greenfield site 60 kilometres southwest of Baku.
As the project management contractor, Fluor will support SOCAR’s selection and management of future contractors that will perform detailed engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up of the gas processing plant as well as front-end engineering design, detailed engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up of the petrochemical plants including associated offsite facilities.
“Fluor is proud to be selected by SOCAR as the project management contractor on this unique, world-scale project,” said Taco de Haan, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business for Europe, Africa and Middle East. “Fluor has demonstrated expertise in managing downstream megaprojects that will allow us to deliver the project on schedule while meeting safety, quality and cost objectives.”
The project will be performed from Fluor’s UK office in Farnborough where the company serves a wide range of industries including energy, chemicals, government, industrial, infrastructure, mining and power market sectors