UAE’s Drake & Scull International (DSI) said it has been awarded a $62m contract at the Zubair oil and gas field in Basra in southern Iraq by a subsidiary of Italian energy giant Eni. The contract is for engineering, procurement, and construction work for a water injection network installation project at the oil field, reported Trade Arabia.

According to The National, the new contract is to oversee building a gas supply pipeline system to a power plant as well as water injection systems to boost the field’s output. The project is scheduled to end in 2018.

For his side, DSI’s COO, Wael Allan, said that the company has gained a noticeable foothold in the oil and gas infrastructure construction sector in the [Middle East and North Africa] region in [a] short period. The contract award has also raised DSI’s total project wins to $155m in very challenging circumstances.”

DSI said the new contract was its second awarded by Eni on the Zubair development. In 2012, a pipeline installation contract has been awarded to the company, reaching completion last year.

Earlier in March, Eni has opened three new plants for oil, gas, and water treatment  in Zubair, aiming at increasing the current oil and gas treatment capacity to an overall level of 650,000b/d.