Kentz Group, GPS Form Middle East JV for Onshore O&G Contracts

Kentz Group has announced the creation of a joint venture company, Kentz Global Oil & Gas Process Systems Ltd, together with GPS Inc. Kentz and GPS each hold a 50% stake in the entity.

The JV Company, which is based in the Middle East, has been established for the purpose of marketing, tendering and undertaking onshore contracts in the oil and gas and related industries.

Kentz Global Oil & Gas Process Systems will offer turnkey solutions on an EPC basis for complete early and interim production systems including site infrastructure, process and utility modules, flow lines and complete installation and commissioning. Its geographical areas of focus will include onshore Middle East, Africa and the Caspian.

Kentz and GPS have previously worked together on the delivery of Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) studies for process plants in Iraq and Yemen.

Hugh O'Donnell, chief executive of Kentz Group commented, "We are delighted to formalise our relationship with GPS with the formation of this joint venture. GPS brings a wealth of experience in process background for early production systems and modular design. We very much look forward to continuing our relationship with GPS and building a business together."

Clint Elgar, chief executive of GPS added, "Kentz has a fantastic track record of project management and expertise in utility systems infrastructure, as well as a broad range of experience of doing projects in remote locations. We look forward to combining our strengths and progressing projects together in the future."