The company said that it was appointed as project management contractor by Azerbaijan’s state-owned national oil corporation, the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), following a bidding process.
The oil-gas processing and petrochemical complex (OGPC) will be constructed on a greenfield site located 60 kilometers southwest of Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital city.
Fluor described it as a “megaproject” and said that the facility will have multiple interfaces between process units, utilities and offsite facilities, as well as between the new gas processing and petrochemical facilities.
Serving as project management contractor, Fluor will oversee the construction work, supporting SOCAR’s selection and management of future contractors that will perform detailed engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up of the gas processing plant, in addition to front-end engineering design, detailed engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up of the petrochemical plants and associated offsite facilities.
“Fluor is proud to be selected by SOCAR as the project management contractor on this unique, world-scale project,” commented Taco de Haan, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business for Europe, Africa and Middle East. “Fluor has demonstrated expertise in managing downstream megaprojects that will allow us to deliver the project on schedule while meeting safety, quality and cost objectives.”