The contract, which does not require any third party financing, will come into force immediately. The new facilities are scheduled to come on stream during the last quarter of 2005.
The NEAD project phase 1 is aimed at increasing the oil production capacity from two fields:
Both fields are situated in an environmentally sensitive area.
The main facilities under Technip-Coflexip's scope of work include a gathering system connecting all wells through a manifolds and flowlines network, two central processing plants to remove salt and water and separate gas out of oil, interconnections between the gathering system and the two central processing plants as well as pipelines to export oil to Bab. The plants will be monitored by a Distributed Control System and telecom system based on the most up-to-date technologies.
Under the terms of this contract, Technip-Coflexip/NPCC will supply engineering, procurement, construction and pre-commissioning as well as technical assistance to ADCO for start-up. The Front End Engineering Design for the project had been previously completed by Technip-Coflexip under a separate contract.
This project will be carried out by Technip-Coflexip's engineering center based in Paris, France, with support of the Group's affiliate in Abu Dhabi. Technip-Coflexip's engineering center in Dusseldorf, Germany, will be in charge of the offshore/onshore pipelines package, NPCC, in addition to sharing the procurement activities, will be in charge of the construction of the control processing plant and clusters of Al Dabb'iya field.
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