Saudi Aramco Awards Offshore Gas Contracts

Published at 03:05PM - 22/07/16

India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) confirmed that Saudi Aramco has awarded contracts for the Fadhili development in Saudi Arabia.

According to L&T, its subsidiary L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE) won a large EPCI contract from Saudi Aramco together with Emas Chiyoda Subsea (ECS).

“We believe that this is the first of many successful results for our consortium and look forward to more accomplishments with our consortium partner Emas Chiyoda Subsea under the long-term agreement, which is for six years extendable by another six years,” L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering MD and CEO, Subramanian Sarma, said.

Saudi Aramco Awards Offshore Gas Contracts

The contract was valued at over US$1.6 billion (£1.21 billion) for the development of the second phase of Hasbah offshore gas field, located off the coast of Saudi Arabia.

LTHE will have a share of over 60% in the value of the contract, which is the first major agreement from Saudi Aramco after a previous agreement executed by Saudi Aramco in June last year.

“We are dedicated to providing bespoke EPCI services in this region with our state-of-the-art facilities and strong team delivering excellence in execution,” the executive added.

Fadhili Gas Plant to Provide Additional 2,500mcf of Gas

The consortium will be responsible for carrying out the complete engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract of the offshore plant.

The contract includes two streams of three wellhead platform topsides, one tie-in platform with flare platforms and bridges tied together by 20 kilometres (12.42 miles) and 25 kilometres (15.5 miles) of in-field pipelines.

Additionally, the contract includes interconnections of two 36-inch trunk lines to transport the gas produced from offshore to the Fadhili Gas Plant.

The project should be completed over a period of three and a half years and will serve Saudi Aramco’s strategy to supply an additional 2,500 million cubic feet of clean natural gas through the gas plant to meet Saudi Arabias’s growing domestic demand.