Fluor Awarded Contract in Caspian Pipeline Expansion Project
Thursday 18 August 2011
(Press release) – Fluor Corporation (FLR) said Wednesday it was awarded a contract by Chevron Neftegaz – one of three project managers engaged by the Caspian Pipeline Consortium – for its recently announced expansion project.
- Peter Oosterveer
Group President, Energy & Chemicals
Fluor will provide project services for the marine terminal and supervisory control and data system (SCADA) portions of the Caspian Pipeline Expansion project.
Peter Oosterveer, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals Group, said, “As the original program management contractor for the first phase of the Caspian Pipeline project – which involved refurbishing more than 700 km of pipeline and building an additional 740 km – we’re pleased in the confidence the client consortium has again placed in us.” The pipeline begins in western Kazakhstan and runs 1,510 km west to the terminal in Novorossiysk, Russia, on the Black Sea. Fluor completed the first phase of this pipeline project with the first crude oil loaded onto a tanker at the marine terminal in October 2001.
As the project services contractor, Irving, Texas-based Fluor is providing oversight assistance for the deepwater marine terminal expansion in Novorossiysk as well as the SCADA system for the entire pipeline. The project is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2014.
Fluor Corporation is one of the world’s largest publicly owned engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance (EPCM), and project management companies. In Kazakhstan, Fluor and its joint venture partner provided engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services to Tengizchevroil (TCO) for the Asset Development Project, a combination of the Sour Gas Injection (SGI) and the Second Generation Plant (SGP) Projects at the giant Tengiz and Korolev Fields, located on the north-eastern shore of the Caspian Sea.