The upstream consortium, led by UK enerrgy giant major BP, announced that the Azeri-Central-East (ACE) project is moving forward at pace with the awards of key contracts.
BP as operator of the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) field development, revealed that the contracts, covering engineering, fabrication and construction, project management and other services follow the project final investment decision (FID) announced on 19 April 2019.
The contract awards underpin the schedule for project delivery and complement the progress being made across the multiple areas and fabrication yards involved in this major development project.
The scope of work under this contract includes collection of the materials and equipment from the suppliers’ locations and delivery to Baku sites, including customs clearance.
The services to be provided under this contract cover all forms of transportation - international and domestic road transport, river ships, barges, sea transportation, air charters, airfreight and railway.
Ewan Drummond, BP vice president for projects, said: “BP as operator is pleased to announce the first package of key contracts awarded to execute the ACE project safely, efficiently and on schedule. As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ACG contract it is worth emphasizing that one of the main achievements of ACG is the high level of local content in our projects which the ACE contract awards show clearly."
"These contract awards once again highlight the ACG partnership’s commitment to optimizing the use of Azerbaijan’s local resources. Construction activities, which have commenced this year and will run through mid-2022, are taking place in-country utilizing local resources and it is expected that, at peak, construction works will create up to 8,000 jobs,” he added.