Xodus Group has been awarded a contract for the vibration assessment and analysis on the oil train piping and structures for Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) at Zirku Island, 140km north-west of Abu Dhabi.
The work, valued at over $600,000, will pull in services from Xodus’ process, piping, instrumentation and structural teams. The 24-week project will include a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) scope of work.
According to Xodus, Zirku is considered the main industrial base for the processing, storage and export of oil from the Upper Zakum, Umm Al-Dalkh and Satah fields. In recent months, Xodus’ vibration engineering team has also won a number of other contracts in the Middle East.
The company secured a three-year contract to deliver rotating machinery condition monitoring services with rotating machinery vibration analysis and risk management. Xodus has also been awarded work to investigate two vibration issues on Sulphur Recovery Units in Abu Dhabi.
The work will be split into two phases: phase one for the site survey vibration investigation and phase two to engineer solutions to eliminate/reduce the vibration concerns once the root cause has been identified.
Steve Hamilton, Xodus Group’s Managing Director for Middle East and Asia said: “We have made a strong start to the year with these contract awards. The team deserves a lot of credit as these wins have been built on the excellent feedback from previous projects.
“Xodus’ seamless integration of services from exploration through production and development can greatly enhance the quality of what we deliver as well as saving valuable project time and overall costs. Our specialist vibration expertise is ideally suited to the challenges currently facing operators in the region.”