Abu Dhabi’s Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) has awarded a contract to Al Jaber Energy Services LLC, a member of Al Jaber Group, for early civil works at the offshore Upper Zakum oil field. Zadco is a joint venture of state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), US oil major ExxonMobil and Japan Oil Development Company.
Al Jaber Energy Services is a leading Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractor having Multi-discipline expertise in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation and Pipeline works. It has operational bases in Abu Dhabi and Qatar and it is dedicated to Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Pipelines, Water, Power, industrial and infrastructure sector.
Al Jaber has already received a letter of award and scope covers enabling works, civil works and other miscellaneous works at four (4) artificial islands under construction. Duration of the project is 36 months. Five local and international companies including Al Jaber Energy Services competed for the contract.
Zadco is building four artificial islands off the coast of Abu Dhabi at depths ranging from 6 metres to 14 metres to house drilling platforms, oil production facilities and supporting infrastructure as part of its plans to increase production at the Upper Zakum field to 750,000 barrels a day (b/d) by 2015.