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Weir wins £59mn maintenance services contract in Iraq

Under the two-year £59 million (US$98 million) agreement, Weir engineers will deliver mechanical, electrical, maintenance and pipeline services for the related production facilities, including the Mishrif Central Processing Plant.

Weir has invested more than US$8 million in establishing its service centre in Basra, Iraq, offering maintenance services for all kinds of rotating equipment, valves and wellheads. The facility is also the first in Iraq to obtain API and ISO licences.

West Qurna-2 is one of the largest undeveloped oilfields in the world. Mishrif will initially produce 150 000 barrels of oil per day (bod), increasing to 400 000 bod by the end of 2014. The processing facility is expected to be operational in the first half of 2014.

Weir chief executive, Keith Cochrane said: “This substantial contract demonstrates the importance of Weir’s long experience of working in Iraq and our reputation for delivering high quality engineering services in support of the country’s developing oilfield infrastructure.”