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Petrofac’s Turkey JV secures services contract

Jul 19, 2018
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Petrofac, in a joint venture (JV) with Turkish Standards Institution (TSE), has secured a three-year multi-million dollar project management consultancy (PMC) services contract for an underground gas storage expansion project in Turkey.

The BOTAŞ North Marmara underground gas storage expansion project phase III contract will include detailed design, engineering, procurement, construction, drilling and decommissioning, along with commissioning and start-up activities, Petrofac said in a statement.

The existing facility, located approximately 60 kilometres west of Istanbul, has been in operation since 2007 and BOTAŞ intends to expand its working gas capacity to 4.6 billion cubic metres.

Roberto Bertocco, managing director, EPCm for Petrofac said: “We are pleased to partner with TSE in the delivery of this key project for BOTAŞ. This is our second award in Turkey in just under a year and is further evidence of our growth strategy in action. The opportunity to provide expertise and best practice through the provision of PMC services further demonstrates our capability to safely and effectively oversee key activities in the delivery of substantial programmes of work.”

Koray Yenigürbüz, group head at TSE and the JV project director, said: “The overall project involves the expansion of a key Turkish facility, with both onshore and offshore components. The TSE Petrofac partnership brings together significant international experience as well as local delivery capability and we look forward to working collaboratively towards the successful delivery of this project for BOTAŞ.”