UK-headquartered energy services firm Petrofac has been awarded a $135million (£97million) contract in India from Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL).
The 27-month contract, which will be based at a refinery in the south west coastal city of Kochi, is for a new block of Motor Spirit refining units to help meet the country’s automotive fuel needs.
It will see Petrofac carry out engineering, procurement, construction , pre-commissioning and assistance with commissioning.
Sunder Kalyanam, Group Managing Director for Petrofac’s Engineering & Construction Growth business said: “Having previously executed EPC projects in India between 1997 and 2004, we are delighted to have secured this contract to deliver a new complex of units at the BPCL Kochi Refinery.
“This award demonstrates our organic growth ambitions in action, and attests to our strategy of a continued increase in our capabilities in India, a country which holds a special place in our service offering.
“Petrofac has thriving operational centres in Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi that provide engineering services through a multidisciplinary capability, supporting our projects globally. In addition to our core activities, we offer a comprehensive graduate training programme and are committed to social investment.
“We look forward to continuing to build a sustainable and long-term presence in-country through the safe and timely delivery of this project for BPCL.”
Petrofac operates out of seven centres globally, including Aberdeen.