Shbab-2 pipe welds complete; Gosp-2 storage let

Russia's OJSC Stroytransgaz has completed the welding on Saudi Arabia's 217-km, 30-in. Shbab-2 oil pipeline.

Eric Watkins
Senior Correspondent

LOS ANGELES, June 15 -- Russia's OJSC Stroytransgaz has completed the welding on Saudi Arabia's 217-km, 30-in. Shbab-2 oil pipeline. The work is part of a project to increase transmission capacity of the 640-km Sheiba-Abqaiq (Shbab-1) line, which extends from Sheibah oil field to a refinery complex in Abqaiq in eastern Saudi Arabia.

Under terms of a new contract Saudi Aramco awarded in March 2007, Stroytransgaz will assemble five valve units with surge-relief skids and launching and receiving stations, leak detection, cathodic protection, and electrical systems. It also will make improvements in the Shbab-1 line, adding 21 units for surge-relief skids and leak detection system.

The scope of Stroytransgaz's work includes building storage facilities for chemical reagents and biocides for the operating the Gosp-2 refinery in Shaybah field. Work on the Abqaiq pumping station will include two hot taps and the assemblage of two valve units.

Contact Eric Watkins at hippalus@yahoo.com.

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