DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 19, 2016,/PRNewswire/ — Leading Saudi engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company Saudi KAD has been appointed as Saudi Aramco’s contractor for executing various strategic pipeline projects related to the Master Gas Program Phase II, and the Fadhili Gas Program. When the project completed in 2018, the Master Gas System capacity will rise to 12.5 billion standard cubic feet per day.
The details of these projects will entail the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of a pipeline network totaling 1,118 kilometers in length. These vital pipelines will significantly extend Saudi Aramco’s capabilities for delivering sales gas to power plants and petrochemical facilities everywhere in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The pipeline sizes will change, with the biggest diameter reaching 56-inches and spread over a length greater than 1,000 kilometers. The scope also comprises EPC work for Valve Stations, Metering Systems, Launcher and Receiver Stations, Fiber Optic Cables, as well as road and rail crossings.
Saudi KAD is already engaged in perform Saudi Aramco’s Onshore Maintain Potential Program. The four new contracts assigned under the Master Gas Program Phase II and the Fadhili Gas Program will ahead strengthen the current relationship between Saudi KAD and Saudi Aramco. All projects will proceed concurrently, necessitating the deployment of significant manpower and equipment resources, over vast geographical regions. Ahmad Al-Jabr, Chairman of Saudi KAD commented, “We are deeply honored by the trust placed in Saudi KAD by Saudi Aramco’s award of these strategic projects. It clearly demonstrates Saudi Aramco’s commitment towards supporting and growing national contractors for the greater profit of our national economy. Saudi KAD will exchange this trust through meeting every commitment on the awarded projects, and continuing to pursue our aggressive localization agenda.”
Saudi KAD has revealed that all phase of these projects will be executed in Saudi Arabia, as further evidence of its commitment towards local investment. The engineering, procurement, and construction will be performed totally in-Kingdom, thereby positioning Saudi KAD as the first fully-integrated Saudi EPC contractor. Moreover, Saudi KAD will target to achieve ambitious Saudization targets for its construction workforce, focusing on core skills such as welding, pipe fabrication, and pipe fitting