Oil and gas service provider Petrofac has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth $200m for a new power distribution network in Northern Kuwait.

Under the EPC contract, awarded by Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) under a competitive tender, Petrofac will build three new substation facilities and lay nearly 900km of buried cable to connect the site’s substations to the distribution network within a year.

After completion, the new buildings will supply power to support the development of the onshore oil fields in North Kuwait.

Petrofac Engineering, Construction, Operations and Maintenance (ECOM) chief executive, Marwan Chedid, said: "This latest award is our eighth EPC project for KOC. It builds on a long history of working together successfully and we look forward to again proving our delivery capability to KOC through this contract."

Petrofac, which primarily designs and builds oil and gas facilities, operates out of seven operational centres in Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Chennai, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Sharjah and Woking.

Image: Petrofac’s office in Aberdeen, Scotland. Photo: courtesy of Petrofac.