US-based engineering group Dynamic Industries has been awarded a contract by Saudi Aramco to install facilities at offshore oil fields in the Gulf off Saudi Arabia.

Dynamic picked up the deal through Dynamic Industries Saudi Arabia, a joint venture with local firm Bandariyah International Company.

The contract is the first to be awarded to Dynamic as part of the Saudi Aramco’s Long-Term Agreement (LTA) programme, which gives five companies exclusive rights to bid on a series of projects on its offshore fields.

The project scope of work includes engineering, procurement, fabrication, transportation, installation, demolition, hook up, testing and pre-commissioning of various components for offshore oil facilities in the Gulf.

This is thought to include installing five pipelines at the Berri oil field.

“In anticipation of this award, Dynamic Saudi Arabia has been actively recruiting and training through the Saudi Petroleum Services Polytechnic School a highly skilled and committed Saudi workforce,” said Donnie Sinitiere, general manager of Dynamic Industries Saudi Arabia.

“With this award we will add additional team members to our Khobar-based engineering function,” he said, adding that Dynamic will execute nearly every phase of this project in-Kingdom out of Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

The LTA deal was initially signed in 2015 with four international contractors including: Dynamic; a joint venture of India’s Larsen & Toubro and Singapore-based Emas; US-based McDermott; and Italy’s Saipem. UAE-based National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) became the fifth LTA contractor on 13 October 2016.

Earlier in January McDermott was contract by Saudi Aramco to install jackets and platforms at offshore assets.