Published: Jul 08, 2014
Source: Muscat Daily

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PDO awards $100 Mn ODC contract extension to Galfar

Galfar Engineering and Contracting Co, which was awarded the north Oman off-plot delivery contract (ODC) by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) in May 2005, has been given a variation to contract (VTC) to extend the contract for another one year from August 2014 to August 2015. The expected value of the contract extension is likely in the order of US$100mn. 

The latest variation to contract to extend the contract, the previous variation of which had been until August 2014, enhances Galfar’s stake and credibility as PDO’s reliable contractor in the awarded contract to deliver support so as to ensure that oil delivery and flows continue to provide the sultanate with its main source of revenue stream, a press release said on Tuesday.

Galfar has been conducting this complex project in the northern regions of Oman, involving several locations, including Fahud, Qarn Alam, Yibal and Lekhwair, spanning an area of more than 200km by 200km, and providing maintenance ­services in design, civil, mech­anical, electrical and instrumentation work.

Work at the mammoth project involves supporting oil ­production activities, with the scope of work ranging from wellhead location preparation work to providing flow lines, pipe­lines and several such activity, the release said.

Galfar CEO Dr Hans Erlings, said, “We value our relationship with PDO and consider it as one of our most valued clients. Galfar will continue to engage itself in the safe delivery of projects in the oil and gas sector.”

“The project requires a dedicated and efficient workforce for its operations and our highly trained professionals, which include substantial numbers of Omani nationals, are the most dependable in order to carry out the challenging responsibilities. We have handled many situations successfully,” Hans said.

“With almost 1,500 Omanis currently working on this project alone, Galfar’s adherence to the Omanisation policy remains firmly integrated in its unequivocal commitment to hire Omani cadres. Today, team Galfar is ready to accept challenging projects, especially in the oil and gas sector,” he added.

Galfar has proven capabilities in contract execution to high safety standards and established quality requirements, ensuring timely delivery of projects, the release said, adding that Galfar achieved 25mn man-hours without lost time injury (LTI) in the oil and gas sector in June 2014.

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