KBR will serve as the main PMC contractor and will be responsible to manage the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for the portfolio of projects KBR secures PMC services contract for Ghasha Concession portfolio of projects in UAE. (Credit: Pixabay/Gerd Altmann) US-based engineering company, KBR has secured a major project management consultancy (PMC) services contract from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) for the Ghasha concession portfolio of projects in the UAE.As per the terms of the contract, KBR will serve as the main PMC contractor and will be responsible to manage the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for the projects.The contract will cover packages A and B of the Dalma gas development project along with packages one to five of the Hail and Ghasha development project.The contract also includes services to Hail & Ghasha Islands Project as well as the Deep Gas Project.KBR president and CEO Stuart Bradie said: “We deeply appreciate the tremendous amount of trust that ADNOC has placed in KBR to project-manage such a significant share of this strategic Ghasha Concession program.“This award highlights ADNOC’s confidence in KBR’s reputation as the industry leader in the provision of value-added PMC services for similar mega gas-field development projects.”Ghasha concession project to produce over 120,000 barrels of oil and condensates per dayAccording to KBR, the Ghasha concession project has the potential to meet approximately 20% of the country’s gas demand by the second half of the decade.Once operation, the project is estimated to produce over 120,000 barrels of oil and high-value condensates per day.The engineering company will perform the work for over four years, with an option to extend the contract for two more.Stuart Bradie added: “We look forward to continuing our long-term relationship with ADNOC and to demonstrating once again our world class ability to manage large-scale, complex projects such as this on time, within budget, but most of all with a strict safety culture.“We are confident that the Ghasha Concession Project will significantly boost In-Country Value. As always, KBR remains fully committed to act as one of ADNOC’s strategic partners to achieve the targeted In-Country Value objectives.”In September last year, KBR along with UK-based commodity information provider Argus Media secured a contract from the Singaporean government to carry out a hydrogen feasibility study.
ELLSWORTH — The National Football League released its full 2017 schedule Thursday night, and the New England Patriots are set to open their title defense when they host the NFL Kickoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 7 on NBC.The game marks the 14th consecutive year that the league’s Thursday night opener will involve the winner of the previous year’s Super Bowl. It marks the fourth time New England has hosted the game; the Patriots also did so in 2004, 2005, and 2015.Other games of interest include a Super Bowl LI rematch against the Atlanta Falcons on Oct. 22 and a brutal stretch between Week 10 and Week 15 that will see the Patriots will play five of six games away from Gillette Stadium.Below is the team’s full regular season schedule. Games are played on Sundays unless noted, and those after Week 5 are subject to be moved to different times and networks under the league’s flexible scheduling policy. All times are Eastern.Week 1: 8:30 p.m. Sept. 7, vs. Kansas City Chiefs (NBC, Thursday)Week 2: 1 p.m. Sept. 17, @ New Orleans Saints (CBS)Week 3: 1 p.m. Sept. 24, vs. Houston Texans (CBS)Week 4: 1 p.m. Oct. 1, vs. Carolina Panthers (FOX)Week 5: 8:25 p.m. Oct. 5, @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (CBS, Thursday)Week 6: 1 p.m. Oct. 15, @ New York Jets (CBS)Week 7: 8:30 p.m.Oct. 22, vs. Atlanta Falcons (NBC)Week 8: 1 p.m. Oct. 29, vs. Los Angeles Chargers (CBS)Week 9: BYE WEEKWeek 10: 8:30 p.m. Nov. 12, @ Denver Broncos (NBC)Week 11: 4:25 p.m. Nov. 19, @ Oakland Raiders (CBS)*Week 12: 1 p.m. Nov. 26, vs. Miami Dolphins (CBS)Week 13: 1 p.m. Dec. 3, @ Buffalo Bills (CBS)Week 14: 8:30 p.m. Dec. 11, @ Miami Dolphins (ESPN, Monday)Week 15: 4:25 p.m. Dec. 17, @ Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)Week 16: Dec. 24, vs. Buffalo Bills (CBS)Week 17: Dec. 31, vs. New York Jets (CBS)This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text*Game played in Mexico City.