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Unaoil Group wins Iraq gas contract for West Qurna

Iraq’s Basrah Gas Company (BGC) has awarded its contract for the re-construction of West Qurna compressor stations CS7 and CS8 at West Qurna, Iraq to UnaE&C Iraq, a subsidiary of Unaoil Group.

The project entails flared associated gas from Degassing Stations DGS7 and DGS8 in West Qurna to be collected, compressed and dehydrated for onward transport via pipeline to the downstream gas treatment plant at North Rumaila NGL Plant for final processing.

Compressor 220 120BGC is a joint venture between state run South Gas Company of Iraq with a majority staek of 51% and in collaboration with two global players — Shell (44%) and Mitsubishi (5%). Its offshoot UnaE&C’s scope of work includes project management, procurement, fabrication, installation and construction of gas-related works.

UnaE&C has operating centres in Dubai and Basra, which will support the project execution at West Qurna.

Cyrus Ahsani, CEO of Unaoil Group said: “This is an excellent opportunity for Unaoil to utilise our local capabilities and deliver this important project to the high international standards expected by BGC.”

UnaE&C, managed by a team of key specialists with contracting experience in the oil and gas sector in the Middle East, North Africa and the Former Soviet Union, said it has prowess to implement the project successfully, focusing on pipelines, pumping and compressor stations, early production facilities and medium-sized power plants in challenging environments.

UnaE&C has received applauds recently for achieving 2 million man hours without injury or lost time incident.

“We have established a strong network of relationships with local construction companies. These factors along with our dedication to HSE, ethics and compliance, and security have given us a successful track record of utilising local capabilities and managing the risks of working in challenging locations,” said the company in a statement.