France-based engineering and construction firm Technip has won a project management consultancy (PMC) services contract from Iraq’s State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP) for its Karbala refinery in Baghdad.

The 200,000 barrels of oil per day refinery is being designed to produce LPG, motor gasoline, aviation turbine kerosene, kerosene, diesel, heavy diesel, fuel oil, bitumen, and solid sulphur.

Value of the contract will range from EUR50m to EUR100m.

Technip will provide PMC services for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) phase of the refinery.

The scope of work will include issuance of enquiries for the EPC contract, bids clarification, evaluation and contracts finalization with the EPC contractors in the first phase and overall management of the EPC contract execution in the second phase.

Technip PMC senior vice president Riccardo Moizo said, "This is a significant contract for Technip’s newly created PMC business unit and we believe it will open up opportunities in the near future."

The company’s operating center in Milton Keynes, UK, will perform the phase 1 of the project, which is scheduled to be completed in the second semester of 2013.