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Saudi Aramco on 9 April signed all five packages on its estimated $1,500 million Shaybah field development scheme, letting the contracts for the project’s central processing facilities (CPF), captive power plant, preparation work, power transmission and residential housing. Canada’s SNC Lavalin was already selected in March for the estimated $700 million CPF contract (MEED 24:3:06)South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries won the $170 million contract to build the gas turbine power plant. The scope of works on the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract covers the installation of three 65-MW turbines and associated works, including a switchyard, to supply power to the planned gas-oil separation plant (GOSP). Commissioning is scheduled for 2008.