Saudi Aramco has signed the first three major construction packages on its onshore Khurais increment programme. Italy's Snamprogetti has signed up for packages 2 and 4, which are worth a total of $1,500 million-1,700 million, while Canada's SNC Lavalin with Italy's Saipem have taken the estimated $400 million package 5. The contractors were selected for the packages in March (MEED 24:3:06).
Package 2 covers the project's offsites and utilities and package 4 is for expansion of the Qurayyah seawater treatment plant. Package 5 involves the construction of a water injection pump station known as WIPS 1. All three contracts have been awarded on a convertible lump-sum turnkey basis (LSTK), with initial engineering work to be carried out on a cost-reimbursable basis before being converted to lump-sum once a majority of the detailed engineering is complete.The estimated $11,000 million development, which will deliver 1.2 million barrels a day of Arabian Light crude by 2009/10, is being carried out in five main packages. Bids are due to be submitted by the revised deadline of 6 June for the central processing facilities (CPF) and gas-oil separation plant (GOSP) packages.The US' Foster Wheeler, with its in-kingdom partner Sofcon, is the project management consultant (PMC).
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