Aramco plans major offshore work

21 October 2005
About six groups of fabricators are preparing to submit technical and commercial bids by 31 October to Saudi Aramco for two offshore lump-sum turnkey (LSTK) contracts covering the installation of production facilities and pipelines. Both contracts are worth a total of $300 million-350 million.

The prospective bidders include: a local/Malaysian team of Rafid Group,with Ramunia Fabricators; Abu Dhabi-based National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC); Jebel Ali-based J Ray McDermott (Middle East); an Egyptian team of Petrojetwith Arab Company for Projects & Maintenance; Italy's Saipem; and the US' Global Offshorewith Abu Dhabi-based Subtec National Company.

The first contract - maintenance of potential facilities - will cover the engineering, design and fabrication of two drilling support structures in Zuluf, four production deck modules in Safaniya and Zuluf, a new tie-in jacket and deck with associated bridge, and related facilities. The second contract will cover the supply and installation of a 30-inch-diameter, 22-kilometre-long gas pipeline to serve the Khursaniyah oil field development.

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