South Korea’s SK Engineering & Construction (SK E&C) has awarded the local Mohammad al-Mojil Group (MMG) a $200m contract to carry out subcontracting work at the Wasit Gas Development project in Saudi Arabia.

The work will see MMG carry out electrical, mechanical and civil works, procurement of bulk materials, manpower and construction equipment supply. The contract also covers the management and supervision of skilled and unskilled workers.

The contract is set to start in June 2011 and will run no later than 30 March 2014.

Saudi Aramco awarded SK E&C three of the four onshore packages at the Wasit project in late January (MEED 25:1:11).

Under the scheme, Aramco wants to produce 2.5 billion cubic feet a day (cf/d) of sulphur-rich non-associated gas from the offshore Arabiyah and Hasbah fields, located off the coast of the Eastern Province, before transporting it to central processing facilities at Wasit.