Mott MacDonald has joined up with Khudairi Group to deliver oil and gas projects in Iraq. The move combines the consultancy’s full range of engineering and procurement technical support services with Khudairi Group’s procurement, inspection, expediting and construction management services.
Khudairi Group is a leading provider of solutions to the oil and gas and construction industries in Iraq. As one of the country’s most prominent commercial families, it employs over 250 full-time employees, operating across three primary business units: engineering, procurement, construction (EPC); oilfield supply and services and heavy machinery.
Mott MacDonald offers a full range of engineering services from concept to commissioning, including feasibility and advisory. The consultancy was heavily involved in rebuilding Iraq’s infrastructure and successfully delivered 1000 projects in six years. This included restoration of essential services such as water and power supplies. In the oil and gas sector Mott MacDonald was owners’ engineer for the conversion of Arbeel Power Plant from simple to combined cycle. The consultancy also supported increased production from the Rumaillah oilfield – the second biggest field in the world.
Albert Allan, managing director of Mott MacDonald’s oil and gas business, said: “I am delighted we are working in partnership with Khudairi Group. The initiative combines the strengths of both companies to offer our clients wide-ranging EPC services in this fast growing market.”
“We are excited about a partnership that will combine Mott MacDonald’s international engineering standards with Khudairi Group’s local capabilities and experience on-the-ground in Iraq,” says Mohammed Khudairi, executive vice president of Khudairi Group. “Together, we will be able to capture more opportunities and support our current relationships with the Iraqi ministries and international oil companies, as Iraq continues to rehabilitate its infrastructure and focus on new projects.”