Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services (EPS), in a joint venture with Kazakhstan’s Isker, has secured an Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Pre-commissioning and Commissioning (EPCC) contract worth of $135 million for new water treating facilities in Atyrau, according to a press release.

The provision of services is on behalf of the North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) and is a 30-month project for the following: an inlet stream screening to remove debris, feedwater tanks with oil skimmer and pumps, a clarifier system including flocculation, coagulation and oil skimmer, treated wastewater storage and pumps, sludge treatment and relative utilities.

Commenting on the contract award, Mani Rajapathy, Managing Director at Petrofac EPS East, said, “Our portfolio continues to expand with this award, which demonstrates continued progress in our stated EPS strategy to grow the business through relatively small EPC contracts. This is a further award for Petrofac in Kazakhstan following our project management services contract with KPO and represents another important milestone as we focus on continued growth in-country and delivering EPC projects whilst working with local companies.”

According to the statement, the award of this deal is another step in Petrofac’s EPS diversification project which focuses on increasing the number of small greenfield and brownfield EPC projects. 

NCOC was the first major offshore oil and gas development in Kazakhstan.