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Foster Wheeler Energy Limited Awarded Oil Contract in Iraq

As previously reported on Contractors Unlimited, Foster Wheeler Energy Limited has been awarded the Oil Sector Program Management Office (SPMO) support contract in Iraq by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Foster Wheeler, based in Reading, will provide dedicated program management and coordination support for all design and construction activities being performed for the Program Management Office (PMO) in this sector. The initial value of the Foster Wheeler contract is $6.8m, which covers the first six months' services.

The contract is part of the international effort to restore the damaged and neglected infrastructure of Iraq. It is one of six SPMO contracts covering various sectors under the general oversight of the Program Management Office established by the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA).

The Iraq Program Management Office (PMO), part of the Coalition Provisional Authority, manages the 18.4 billion appropriated by the U.S. Congress to support the reconstruction of Iraqi infrastructure. This office is responsible for all activities associated with program, project, asset, construction and financial management of that portion of the reconstruction effort undertaken by the U.S.

The goal of PMO, and the prime contractors who are selected, is to maximize Iraqi capabilities, and to leave Iraq with the tools and processes to continue the work begun under the Coalition Provisional Authority. Part of the objective of the contract is, therefore, to work with the Iraqi Ministry of Oil and to provide training to Iraqi personnel.

Added to site on 15/03/04


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