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ADNOC revokes Petrofac’s tender ban

Offshore engineering specialist Petrofac has been allowed to participate in all of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)’s upcoming new tenders after the latter lifted the suspension imposed in March 2021.

The suspension by ADNOC last year followed David Lufkin, a former executive of Petrofac, pleading guilty in a UK court to three charges of bribery for offering and making $30m in payments to influence the awarding in 2013 of an engineering, procurement and construction contract to Petrofac for the Upper Zakum project.

Petrofac said the decision acknowledged its co-operation with ADNOC’s reviews and the company’s commitment to comply with the Group Supplier Code of Ethics. The lifting of the suspension has reinstated Petrofac in ADNOC’s commercial directory.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.
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