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Petrofac Awarded Karan Contract by Saudi Aramco


Petrofac has been awarded an engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contract for Saudi Aramco's Karan utilities and cogeneration package.

The project forms part of the Karan gas development programme which will expand the Khursaniyah gas plant, located about 50 kms northwest of Jubail in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, to accommodate around 1.8 billion standard cubic feet per day of high pressure sour gas from the offshore Karan field.

In addition to building the utilities and cogeneration package, Petrofac will also upgrade the plant's process controls, electrical systems and support facilities.

Maroun Semaan, Petrofac's group chief operating officer said: "We are delighted to have secured our first project with Saudi Aramco and we hope that this opportunity will mark the beginning of a long and successful relationship and enable us to establish a long-term engineering and project management capability in the Kingdom."

Project scope The detailed scope of work includes building one cogeneration unit; two auxiliary boilers; a sales gas pipeline; reverse osmosis plant; separate storage facilities for nitrogen and water; instrument/plant air compressors and storage; pumps and treatment; a boiler feed water system; cooling water system; sanitary and gravity system; steam distribution system; oily/storm water system; and tie-ins to the existing Plant. As part of this package Petrofac will also upgrade the plant's process controls, electrical systems and support facilities in addition to installing further utility systems.

Posted 02/03/09

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