Technip to provide gas plant facilities

PARIS�Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco) has awarded Technip SA two major contracts to provide utilities, offsites, and pipeline systems for a grassroots gas plant at Haradh, 280 km southwest of Dhahran. The plant will increase deliveries into the Saudi gas transmission system by 1.6 bcfd, said Technip.

The contract includes compression and heat recovery systems, a 230 kV substation, sulfur loading facilities, and all the utilities and offsites needed for the program. Technip will supply project management, detailed engineering, procurement of equipment and materials, construction management, precommissioning, and assistance to commissioning.

Technip's engineering bureau in Rome and Technip's affiliate in Saudi Arabia will be in charge of this project.

Technip will also provide two pipeline packages. The first will connect the Haradh gas plant to the Saudi gas transmission system, and cover 394 km of different diameters ranging from 42 in. to 56 in. It will include 16 mainline valve stations, including scraper stations and related facilities.

The second package involves installation of 229 km of 18-in. and 24-in. buried pipelines to carry unstabilized condensate from the Haradh and Hawiyah gas plants to the Abqaiq plants for stabilization. It will include 10 mainline valve stations, including scraper stations.

Technip will be in charge of detailed engineering, procurement, and construction as well as precommissioning, startup, and commissioning assistance for both pipeline packages. All pipe will be procured by Saudi Aramco.

This project will be handled by Technip's affiliate in Saudi Arabia with project management, engineering, procurement, and construction provided by Technip's engineering base in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Both projects, which are believed to total 500 million euros, are scheduled for completion mid-2003. Utilities and offsites will become operational in 2003.

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