Aramco awards offshore pipeline contract

19 September 2023
Work on the tender mainly involves building a subsea pipeline connecting the Zuluf and Safaniya fields in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Aramco has awarded Abu Dhabi’s National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) the main contract for a tender to build a subsea pipeline between the Zuluf and Safaniya oil field developments in Saudi Arabia, according to sources.

The tender is number 128 on Aramco’s Contracts Release & Purchase Order (CRPO) system. The value of the contract is estimated to be more than $500m, sources told MEED.

MEED recently reported that NPCC was the lowest bidder for CRPO 128.

Aramco’s Long-Term Agreement (LTA) offshore contractors submitted proposals for CRPO 128 on 31 July.

The main scope of work on CRPO 128 involves engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of a 48-inch pipeline between the Zuluf and Safaniya fields, covering a distance of 67 kilometres.

Associated works relate to the building and installation of pump stations, compressor stations and power cables.

Aramco’s LTA pool of offshore service providers comprises the following entities:

  • Saipem (Italy)
  • McDermott International (US)
  • Larsen & Toubro Hydrocarbon Engineering (India) / Subsea 7 (UK)
  • Dynamic Industries (US)
  • National Petroleum Construction Company (UAE)
  • Lamprell (UAE/UK) / Royal Boskalis Westminster (Netherlands)
  • Sapura Energy (Malaysia)
  • Technip Energies (France) / MMHE (Malaysia)
  • China Offshore Oil Engineering Company (China)
  • Hyundai Heavy Industries (South Korea)
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