Oil and gas services giant Petrofac has been awarded a new multi-million-dollar contract by Tatweer Petroleum to support its gas distribution network project in Bahrain.

The engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) workscope includes high-pressure gas pipelines and fibre optic cabling. The underground pipelines will run through sections onshore and offshore below the seabed in support of gas supply to the kingdom and will be designed for "full interchangeability", according to Petrofac.

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Commenting on the award, Petrofac chief operating officer Nick Shorten, said: “Through our engineering and project execution capability, Petrofac has been supporting Tatweer Petroleum to deliver a number of key upstream gas projects in the kingdom of Bahrain.

“We again look forward to applying our skills and expertise to safely deliver this critical infrastructure, which underpins the supply of energy to Bahrain.”

In June 2020, Petrofac was awarded a new multi-million-dollar EPCC contract by Tatweer for an upstream gas project that included well hook-ups, associated pipelines and tie-ins for several new gas wells that the operator is planning to drill as part of its gas delivery strategy in the Bahrain field.

Petrofac has been in the Middle East nation for six years, following the award of an EPCC contract to supply a new gas dehydration facility for Tatweer.

This project was successfully completed in 2018, and additional scope of work was then secured by Petrofac for the engineering, procurement and construction of several gas wells to be connected to the facility.