Saudi Aramco has signed an amendment to extend its existing general engineering services plus (GES+) contract with KBR’s joint venture engineering operation, KBR-AMCDE, reported Trade Arabia. This amendment will extend the contract from an initial five years for a further five years with options for additional extensions.

Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide front-end engineering design (Feed), detailed design, material procurement, and project management services (PMS) to support Saudi Aramco’s capital programs in Saudi Arabia, according to Market Wired. The contract will be executed by KBR-AMCDE using resources located within its Saudi Arabia offices and focus on the development and utilization of local talent throughout the execution phases.

KBR’s President for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Jay Ibrahim, said: “we are proud to extend our contract with Saudi Aramco and look forward to the successful execution of future projects”. He added that Saudi Aramco has always been and continues to be a very important client to our business, both in Saudi Arabia and globally.

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