Petrofac joint venture wins $2.1bn Oman contract

Oil and gas services group Petrofac has secured a share of a $2.1 billion (£1.3bn) contract in Oman.

The firm, which has major operations in Aberdeen and Montrose, will work alongside South Korean partner Daelim on the three-year contract to boost output at state-owned Orpic’s refinery.

Subramanian Sarma, Petrofac’s head of onshore engineering and construction, said: “Orpic is a new customer for us and we look forward to strengthening our relationship as the project progresses.”

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Orpic’s refinery, in the Sohar industrial area, was built in 2006 and output its expected to rise by more than 70 per cent once the revamp is complete.