The Common Seawater Supply Project, managed by US firm CH2M Hill, is proceeding as planned, albeit with a delay of several years, following the award of Front End Engineering and Design contracts last month. US firm Parsons said on 4 February that it had been awarded a FEED contract for the project to supply 12.5mn b/d of treated seawater to Iraq’s southern fields.

Parsons’ scope of work includes conducting optimization studies and preparing the FEED for water intake and outfall structures, an approximate 500‑meter shipping channel and offloading facility, a 12.5mn b/d seawater treatment facility, and a gas turbine power plant. (CONTINUED - 278 WORDS)