UAE-based National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth about $766m from Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) for the development of Umm Lulu field.

Under the Package-1 of the contract, NPCC will build and install a 124km 20in subsea pipeline and 86.7km of additional subsea pipeline in different sizes.

The scope of the contract also includes 89km of subsea composite and fiber optic cables and six new wellhead towers, apart from a raiser platform jacket weighing 17,000 tons.

ADMA-OPCO plans to improve its production by an additional 300,000 barrels to one million barrels per day with the development of the Umm Lulu field over the next five years.

The detailed design and engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation contract is expected to be completed in November 2015.

NPCC CEO Aqeel Madhi said, "The contract signing comes under the guidance of Abu Dhabi Government and the support of the Supreme Petroleum Council and the Shareholders."