Mott MacDonald, a global management, engineering and development consultancy, has joined hands with leading Iraqi group Khudairi to deliver oil and gas projects in the country.

The move combines the consultancy’s full range of engineering and procurement technical support services with Khudairi Group’s procurement, inspection, expediting and construction management services.

Mott MacDonald offers a full range of engineering services from concept to commissioning, including feasibility and advisory.

The consultancy was heavily involved in rebuilding Iraq’s infrastructure and successfully delivered 1,000 projects in six years, said a senior official.

This included restoration of essential services such as water and power supplies.

In the oil and gas sector, Mott MacDonald was owners’ engineer for the conversion of Arbeel Power Plant from simple to combined cycle. The consultancy also supported increased production from the Rumaillah oilfield – the second biggest field in the world.

On the Khudairi partnership, Albert Allan, the managing director of Mott MacDonald’s oil and gas business, said: “The initiative combines the strengths of both companies to offer our clients wide-ranging engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) services in this fast growing market.”

Khudairi is a leading provider of solutions to the oil and gas and construction industries in Iraq.

As one of the country’s most prominent commercial families, it employs more than 250 full-time employees, operating across three primary business units: EPC; oilfield supply and services and heavy machinery.

Mohammed Khudairi, the executive vice president of the group, said: “We are excited about a partnership that will combine Mott MacDonald’s international engineering standards with Khudairi’s local capabilities and experience on the ground in Iraq.”

“Together, we will be able to capture more opportunities and support our current relationships with the Iraqi ministries and international oil companies, as Iraq continues to rehabilitate its infrastructure and focus on new projects,” he added.

Source: Trade Arabia