Abu Dhabi firm picks up first offshore deals under Aramco long-term programme

24 January 2017

Projects will install 17 jackets at Berri and Marjan fields off Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia

Abu Dhabi-based National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) has won two new engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts to install facilities at offshore oil fields in Saudi Arabia.

State-owned oil and gas group Saudi Aramco awarded the deals to install 17 jackets at the Berri and Marjan oil fields as part of its Long-Term Agreement (LTA) programme to upgrade offshore assets in the Gulf.

“These EPC contracts for the Berri and Marjan oil fields include the EPC, transportation and installation of nine and eight jackets respectively,” said Aqeel Madhi, CEO of NPCC.

The two deals are the first awards for NPCC under the LTA, which the UAE-based group joined in October 2016. NPCC was the fifth group to join the LTA programme after Aramco signed up the first four international groups under six-year deals in mid-2015.

The two contracts will be carried out over the next 11 months, according to Madhi.

Aramco’s five LTA contractors are:

  • Dynamic Industries (US)
  • Larsen & Toubro (India) / Emas (Singapore)
  • McDermott (US)
  • NPCC (UAE)
  • Saipem (Italy)

All five companies have now won deals since the programme started in 2015. Most recently, Dynamic Industries announced it had won its first contract in Saudi Arabia, which is thought to include installing five pipelines at the Berri oil field.

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