- Local and UAE contractors awarded pipeline work
- The 115-kilometre pipeline expected to be complete by 2018
Saudi Arabias Al-Robaya Holding Company and the UAEs National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) have been awarded contracts for work on a 350,000barrel-a-day (b/d) oil pipeline between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
Al-Robaya will complete onshore engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work in Saudi Arabia, as well as conducting engineering and procurement work in Bahrain. Meanwhile, NPCC was awarded an EPC contract for the offshore work.
The combined value of the contracts is $300m, according to Bahrains energy minister in a statement to the media on 17 September.
The 115-kilometre pipeline, which is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2018, will flow Arabian Light crude oil from Saudi Aramcos Abqaiq plant to Bahrain.
A contract for construction at the Bahrain end of the pipeline has yet to be awarded, according to a statement from Bapco.