Saipem wins new E&P contract in Saudi Arabia

harada saipemSaipem will develop the Haradh gas plant (HdGP) project in Saudi Arabia. (Image source: Mack Male/Flickr)Africa-focused Italian oil and gas major Saipem has received onshore E&C contracts in Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Mexico, Iraq and Nigeria, which worth approximately US$800mn

Saipem has been awarded a contract in Saudi Arabia by Saudi Arabian national oil company (Saudi Aramco) for procurement and construction in relation to the “South Gas Compression Plant Pipelines” project for the development of the Haradh gas plant (HdGP), located in the east of the country. The project comes under the Southern Area Energy Efficiency Programme.

The scope of work encompasses the construction of a system of pipelines of various diameters, with an overall length of more than 700km and includes flowlines, trunklines and transmission lines, as well as associated facilities for the transportation of gas from various points of storage and distribution inside the plant.

A further contract has been awarded by ExxonMobil Iraq Limited for the DS6 project for the debottlenecking of the West Qurna field, in the south east of Iraq. Debottlenecking is a process that optimises a plant in order to increase its overall capacity. The works will have a duration of 23 months and will mainly be executed in the Rumahila fabrication yard, owned by Saipem.

Apart from Saudi Arabia, Saipem has received a FEED contract by Nigeria LNG Limited, through a JV with Chiyoda and Daewoo, which also entails the preparation of the EPC proposal for the NLNG T7 in Nigeria, related to the expansion of the existing LNG plant situated in Finima on Bonny Island.

In addition, Saipem has awarded a contract by Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), the national Mexican oil company for works in the "Miguel Hidalgo" refinery located in Tula de Hallende. The company has also received a contract for engineering services and the acquisition of permits for construction work in relation to the laying of pipes for the transportation of the gas to Serbia.

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