Lebanon’s Contracting & Trading Company (CAT)has been awarded two contracts, totalling SR 434 million ($115 million), covering the construction of the Rabigh-Yanbu ethane and butane pipelines and the Juaymah-Jubail ethane pipeline.

The first engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, worth SR 331 million ($88 million), covers the construction of parallel ethane and butane pipelines over a distance of 212 kilometres between the integrated Rabigh refinery/petrochemicals plant and the existing Yanbu natural gas liquids (NGL) facility. The client is Refining & Petrochemical Company (Petro-Rabigh).

The scope of works also entails an access on the entire pipeline route as well as numerous related facilities, including compressors, duty pumps and a new 13.8-kV substation. UK-based Foster Wheeler Energyis the project management services (PMS) contractor. Construction will take 25 months (MEED 6:5:05).

The second, two-year EPC contract, worth SR 103 million ($27.5 million), involves the construction of an ethane pipeline between Juaymah gas plant and Jubail. The scope of works covers the construction of a 38-inch-diameter, 56-kilometre-long ethane line looped with two existing pipelines and aimed at transporting 820 million cubic feet a day of gas to Jubail industrial city. Other works include a right-of-way along the new pipeline, the removal of two existing pipeline sections and all civil works along the line. The client is Saudi Aramco(MEED 24:6:05).