EXCLUSIVE: NPCC signs contract for Aramco offshore project

03 July 2018
Contract is for nine jackets at Zuluf field

UAE-based contractor National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) has signed an estimated $100m contract with Saudi Aramco to install nine jackets at Zuluf field, according to industry sources.

MEED reported in June that NPCC was in negotiations for the contract.

The scope of the project includes:

  • Installation of nine oil platforms
  • Deck and topsides in a fixed offshore platform
  • Tie-in platforms
  • Trunklines
  • Associated offshore gas facilities
  • Associated facilities

Contractors submitted bids for the contract on 5 April.

Bidders were from Aramco’s long-term agreement (LTA) group of five offshore engineering contractors.

The LTA-approved contractors are: 

  • Saipem (Italy)
  • Larsen & Toubro Hydrocarbon Engineering (India)/Subsea 7 (from the UK, which acquired the Saudi Arabia unit of Singapore’s EMAS Chiyoda)
  • Dynamic Industries (Saudi Arabia)
  • McDermott International (US)
  • National Petroleum Construction Company (UAE)

NPCC was also recently awarded a contract to install 10 oil and gas jackets across the Marjan, Safaniya and Abu Safah fields.

In March, Saudi Aramco awarded Jacobs Engineering Group a contract to provide engineering and project management services for the Zuluf Field Development Programme’s onshore central processing facilities (CPF) project.

It will provide facilities to process 600,000 barrels of oil per day of Arabian heavy crude oil from the Zuluf offshore field in the Gulf.

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