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SNC-lavalin subsidiary awarded contract to build oil processing facility in Iraq

Kentz to design, construct and commission new facility in Al Basra province



MONTREAL—SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has announced its subsidiary, Kentz, has been awarded the contract to build a new oil ExxonMobil oil processing facility in Iraq.

The new processing facility will be designed to increase Exxon’s production at its West Qurna 1 oil field in Al Basra province. SNC said Kentz, along with its regional partner, will be responsible for front-end engineering design, fabrication, construction, commissioning and start-up of the new facility. SNC did not specify the value of the contract.

The facility will be capable of producing an annual average of 100,000 stock tank barrels of crude oil per day and be designed to process full well stream fluids from the production wellhead area, as well as separate them into associated gas, untreated produced water, and stable product crude for export.

“We are delighted to continue our relationship with ExxonMobil, a client we’ve provided services to for many years,” Christian Brown, president of Oil and Gas at SNC-Lavalin, said. “The combined expertise and resources in our Oil & Gas business allows us to offer an even a broader range of high-quality services, and in the Middle East we have a strong team of over 8,000 people in the region that can deliver for clients.”

SNC acquired Kentz last year in $2.1 billion deal that greatly expanded its oil and gas business.

SNC said the company’s Abu Dhabi engineering hub will be responsible for executing the project, with expected support from its Dubai office. The project is slated to take 26 months.

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