Mott MacDonald has been appointed by Alghanim International to provide multidisciplinary engineering services for the onshore construction of remote header manifolds (RHM) in the south and east of Kuwait on behalf of Kuwait Oil. The firm’s role includes the design of the RHMs and all other associated works.
Alghanim International is a Kuwait-based conglomerate with operations in the engineering, construction, power, oil and gas, automotive, investment, trading, shipping, aviation, telecoms, hospitality and real estate sectors. Due to increased exploration activity in the oil and gas sector, the number of wells is increasing exponentially and there is a need to connect more slots to flow lines from the new wells, enabling decongestion inside gathering centres. To meet this demand the company is constructing at least five 18/30 slot RHMs each year.
Mott MacDonald will deliver design and detailed engineering of the RHMs for the incoming lines from wellheads to gathering centres. This will include all isolation, emergency shutdown and motor operated valves, pumping systems and metering systems. The firm will also provide process, mechanical, piping, pipeline, electrical, instrumentation, civil and structural engineering services for the associated works.
Albert Allan, managing director of Mott MacDonald’s oil and gas business, said: “This contract adds to our growing portfolio of Kuwaiti projects. We have a long history of providing similar brownfield design and detailed engineering services on long-term contracts. As exploration activity continues to grow we believe there will be an increased demand for our knowledge and experience in the region.”
The appointment will last for five years.