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Aramco to Build Construction Facilities in Haradh, Hawiyah

Aramco to Build Construction Facilities in Haradh, Hawiyah

Monday, 25 December, 2017 - 10:45
A view shows Saudi Aramco Wasit Gas Plant, Saudi Arabia December 8, 2014. Saudi Aramco/Handout via REUTERS

Saudi Aramco has awarded a contract to build three temporary construction facilities (TCFs) to Azmeel Contracting Company as part of the company’s Gas Compression Program in Haradh and Hawiyah.

Fahad al-Helal, Saudi Aramco vice president for Project Management, signed the contract on behalf of the company. The contract involves construction of full functional support building and facilities together with associated infrastructure and communication connectivity in the Haradh and Hawiyah operational areas.

“We constantly work towards achieving Saudi Aramco’s goals and objectives in natural gas production to diversify the Kingdom’s energy mix and to make cleaner energy resources available,” Helal said.

He added, “The TCF project will leverage on the Haradh Increment Program, which is considered a catalyst for growth through increasing total gas production by more than one billion standard cubic feet per day. We are glad that a local company is involved in the execution of this major project, in tandem with Saudi Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) initiative.”

Recently, Aramco signed a number of agreements with several oil and gas service contractors for oil and gas megaprojects designed to enhance the company’s energy sustainability, diversify the economy, expand gas production, and localize domestic content. The agreements are valued at nearly $4.5 billion in total.

Aramco seeks to increase gas production from 16 billion cubic feet to 20 billion cubic feet by 2021, in which the company will add in 2019 around 2.5 cubic feet and in 2021 around 1.3 billion cubic feet of gas on a daily basis.

On Nov. 9, Aramco signed five deals on development of gas factories in Haradh and Hawiyah.

On Nov. 30, it signed three contracts to develop locations in Haradh and Hawiyah to increase gas production to one billion cubic feet, daily.

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