Aramco lets all five Shaybah packages

13 April 2006

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.

The $37.3 million site preparation contract has gone to the local Ahmad Nassir Albinali & Sons Company. The nine-month construction element covers site preparation for the CPF, including site facilities, site offices, road construction and mechanical and electrical work. Energy & Power Contracting Company, also local, won the power transmission contract, while the local Haij Company signed the residential complex contract (MEED 3:3:06).

Twelve local contractors are preparing to submit bids by 18 April for a similar contract, worth $93 million, covering the Khurais field development. Invited companies include Tamimi Construction, Nesma & Partners Contracting Company, Saudi Oger and Albinali.

A team of the US' Jacobs Engineering, Saudi Consulting Services (SaudConsult) and SNC is the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contractor on the field development (MEED 11:11:05).

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