Following reports on Wednesday of Saudi Aramco awarding contracts for it Fadhili development in Saudi Arabia, a confirmation came from India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T).
L&T said that its subsidiary L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), in consortium with Emas Chiyoda Subsea (ECS) has won a large EPCI contract from Saudi Aramco.
The contract valued at over $1.6 billion is for the development of the second phase of Hasbah offshore gas field situated off the coast of Saudi Arabia.
LTHE’s share in the contract value is approximately over 60%. Tis is the first major contract from Saudi Aramco after the finalization of the long term agreement executed by Saudi Aramco with LTHE – ECS Consortium in June last year, the Indian company said.
Subramanian Sarma, MD & CEO, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering said: “We are dedicated to providing bespoke EPCI services in this region with our state-of-the art facilities and strong team delivering excellence in execution. We believe that this is the first of many successful results for our consortium and look forward to more accomplishments with our consortium partner Emas Chiyoda Subsea under the long term agreement, which is for six years extendable by another six years.”
The consortium will be carrying out the complete ‘EPCI’ work – Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation of the offshore plant which includes two streams of three wellhead platform topsides, one tie-in platform with flare platforms and bridges tied together by 20 km umbilicals and 25 km of in-field pipelines.
Other works include interconnections of two 36” trunk lines to transport produced gas from offshore to Fadhili Gas Plant complete with 110 km of fiber optic and power cables for power and communication network with the onshore facilities. Other onshore facilities like beach valve station, sectionalizing valve station, four scraper traps and laying of 35 km of fibre optic cable will also be executed as part of the contract.
The project is scheduled to be completed over a period of three and half years and will serve Saudi Aramco’s strategy to supply additional 2,500 MMSCFD of clean natural gas through the Fadhili Gas Plant to meet Saudi Arabia’s growing domestic energy demand.