Italy-based oil and gas contractor Saipem has officially confirmed being awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Saudi Aramco for a pipeline package part of its Haradh gas compression plant (GCP).

MEED in July reported that Aramco awarded three packages as part of the Haradh GCP pipeline project, with a combined worth of over $1bn, with Saipem winning the $350m South Haradh GCP pipeline job.

The statement from Saipem did not mention the contract value.

Saipem said its scope of work on the project encompasses the construction of a system of pipelines of various diameters, with an overall length of over 700 kilometres, and includes flowlines, trunklines and transmission lines, as well as associated facilities for the transportation of gas from various points of storage and distribution inside the Haradh plant.

The combined length of the pipeline network is understood to be 2,800km.

Australia-based WorleyParsons has done the overall front-end engineering and design (feed) work on the Haradh GCP project.

The Haradh natural gas and oil development lies 280km southwest of Dhahran. The work, which began in December 2000, consists of a gas plant capable of delivering 1.5 billion cubic feet a day (cf/d) of sales gas to Saudi Arabia’s Master Gas System and a gas oil separation plant (GOSP) capable of stabilising 300,000 barrels a day of Arabian Light crude oil.

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