AMEC/JAGAL/NETCO Win $220m Nigeria Contract

A consortium of AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, JAGAL and NETCO has been awarded a five-year contract by Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN), part of ExxonMobil, for the upgrade and expansion of offshore and onshore oil and gas production facilities in south-east Nigeria.

The US$220 million (£107m) Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCm) "Major Integrity Projects" program is a 5+ year arrangement comprising multiple contracts that will be fully implemented in Nigeria and will exceed the Nigerian Content Directive.

The consortium will provide project management, project services and engineering design for the programme, which will not only ensure continuing operations but also extend the life-span of production facilities and supporting infrastructure in this major oil-producing region. AMEC will primarily provide project management and procurements skills, NETCO will primarily provide engineering skills, and JAGAL will primarily provide logistics and support services.

"We are naturally very pleased that MPN has selected the AMEC-JAGAL-NETCO consortium for this contract, which forms an important part of our plans in Nigeria and reinforces our capability in brownfield projects," said Neil Bruce, Chief Operating Officer, AMEC's Natural Resources business. "In keeping with our policy of developing local resources, the work will be undertaken in-country providing job and training opportunities and delivering maximum value for MPN and Nigeria."

Nigeria is among the world's top 10 countries for oil reserves and oil exports and is an important part of AMEC's global development strategy. AMEC has been established in the country for well over 20 years, with long-standing relationships with both international and national customers, and has provided both asset development and asset support services to offshore developments, not only in shallow water but also those located in deepwater and ultra-deepwater.