Located about 70km north of Kuwait City, the $700m project includes engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning and commissioning of GC29.

The project is one of three gathering facilities being built to support KOC’s plans, next five years, to increase as well as maintain oil production.

Each facility will have the capacity to produce about 100,000 barrels of oil per day along with associated water and gas.

Petrofac Onshore Engineering & Construction business managing director Subramanian Sarma said the award of GC29 represents the company’s tenth project in the country to date.

"With ongoing projects for both KOC and Kuwait National Petroleum Company and good visibility of the future pipeline, Kuwait is, and will continue to be, of strategic importance to Petrofac’s ambitions in the Middle East market," Sarma added.