Petrofac, in a joint venture (JV) with Turkish Standards Institution (TSE), has secured a three-year multimillion dollar project management consultancy services contract on July 19 in support of the BOTAŞ North Marmara Underground Gas Storage Expansion Project in Turkey.

The existing facility, located approximately 60 km (37 miles) west of Istanbul, has been in operation since 2007 and BOTAŞ intends to expand its working gas capacity to 4.6 billion cubic meters.

The TSE Petrofac JV is responsible for managing and supervising areas which will cover the main phases and scopes of work. These include detailed design, engineering, procurement, construction, drilling and decommissioning, along with commissioning and start-up activities.

“The overall project involves the expansion of a key Turkish facility, with both onshore and offshore components,” Koray Yenigürbüz, group head at TSE, said. “The TSE Petrofac partnership brings together significant international experience as well as local delivery capability and we look forward to working collaboratively towards the successful delivery of this project for BOTAŞ.”