Turkish contractor Tekfen Construction has officially confirmed being awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth $590m 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 much over $1bn, with Tekfen winning the Satellite Haradh GCP pipeline job.

‘The duration of the project will be 33 months’, the company said on Turkey’s Public Disclosure Platform.

Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem too has confirmed bagging the EPC deal for the South Haradh GCP pipeline.

State-owned China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Corporation has won the North Haradh GCP pipeline job.

The combined length of the pipeline network across the North, South and Satellite Haradh GCPs is understood to be 2,800 kilometres, with each pipeline being about 900km long each.

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.