Saudi Aramco may also turn to contractor for technical support services for the construction phase
Saudi Aramco has awarded SNC-Lavalin an engineering and project management services contract, per a statement issued by the Canadian contractor.
The contract was awarded as part of the Berri Increment Program, which could see an increase in the output of Arabian Light crude from the Berri Field on the east coast of Saudi Arabia.
SNC-Lavalin’s scope of work covers front-end engineering design for a new 250MBCD (thousand barrels of oil per calendar day) gas oil separation plant at the existing Abu Ali Gas Plant. Additional facilities at the Khursaniyah Gas Plant will process 40MBD (million barrels per day) of hydrocarbon condensate, associated with the Berri Crude Increment.
“To be selected by Saudi Aramco for this important project demonstrates our client’s continued confidence in our ability to provide a highly qualified multi-disciplinary design team combined with world-class project management credentials and local constructability expertise,” said Martin Adler, president, oil and gas, SNC-Lavalin.
The front-end engineering design project is set to begin this month, while the pre-EPC construction stage services are expected to be completed by August 2018. Under the terms of the contract, Saudi Aramco may also call upon SNC-Lavalin to provide technical support services for the construction phase.
“SNC-Lavalin has worked with Saudi Aramco for nearly 40 years and has maintained an impressive track record of safely and successfully delivering projects. This contract award shows the depth of our commitment to customer relations in Saudi Arabia and the region as a whole,” explained Adler.