Saudi Aramco awards major gas plant contract
Zug (Switzerland), December 22, 2013
The state-run Saudi Aramco has awarded a front-end engineering design (Feed) and project management services contract for its Fadhili gas plant project to Foster Wheeler.
A major engineering and construction group, Foster Wheeler said one of its subsidiaries will execute the FEED for the grassroots Fadhili Gas Plant in the Eastern Province, which has a planned total processing capacity of 1.5 billion standard cubic feet per day of non-associated gas.
The new Fadhili Gas Plant will be built 30 km southwest of the existing Khursaniyah Gas Plant.
In addition to the gas plant, Foster Wheeler’s scope will also include the onshore Khursaniyah upstream facilities, the Fadhili downstream pipelines, a residential camp and industrial support facilities at the new gas plant, said the Swiss-based company in its statement.
The FEED services were included in the company’s third-quarter 2013 bookings. The follow-on project management services will be booked upon release of that phase of the work by Saudi Aramco. However, the company did not disclose the value of the contracts.
Commenting on the win, Umberto della Sala, the chief operating officer said, “This award demonstrates the continued value that Saudi Aramco places on our technical expertise and our proven track record of delivering cost-effective and high quality services to support
Saudi Aramco’s world-scale investments.”
Foster Wheeler said it will prepare cost estimates, undertake the procurement of long-lead equipment, undertake basic engineering design, and prepare the invitation to bid packages for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts.
Following the appointment of the EPC contractors, Foster Wheeler will provide project management services for the EPC phase.-TradeArabia News Service