Mechanical engineering company, EnerMech, has been awarded a valves management project by McDermott Arabia Company Limited (MACL) in support of its work on behalf of Khafji Joint Operations (KJO).
Khafji Ratawi Water Injection Facilities project includes engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of a new produced water injection system for Al-Khafji Joint Operations (KJO), a joint operations company between Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and Kuwait Oil Company. Vessels from the McDermott fleet will install a 22-mile 20-inch pipeline from the new offshore facilities to shore.
EnerMech will supply all valve requirements for MACL as it undertakes the engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of the Khafji Ratawi water injection facility offshore Saudi Arabia.
The 18-month contract includes the provision of management, supervision and manpower, equipment, tools and consumables for the handling, inspection, testing and repair of valves.
EnerMech recently invested $500,000 (£320,000) in containerised valves equipment, speciality pumps and valve test chambers to provide one of the most modern valves servicing units in the Middle East and will utilise this new Jebel Ali facility to service the contract.
Charlie Topp, EnerMech’s regional director for the Middle East, said: “MACL is a new client for EnerMech but our Middle East management team have a long association with McDermott from previous roles and we look forward renewing that strong relationship.
“Our flexibility and being able to provide facilities and key personnel in-country was key to winning the contract. We have adapted and upgraded our existing Jebil Ali base to suit the specific requirements of this project and that typifies our adaptable approach to tailoring a solution for individual clients.”
Offshore Energy Today Staff, May 7, 2012; Image: McDermott