Petrofac wins $1.7-billion Fadhili EPC

RIYADH, November 16, 2015 – Saudi Aramco has awarded Petrofac a $1.7-billion engineering, procurement and construction contract for a sulphur recovery plant included in the Fadhili gas plant programme, the UK-based engineering company said in a statement Monday, November 16.

The contract involves the construction of six sulphur recovery trains and support facilities, heavy-duty oil handling, loading, unloading and storage equipment, a sour water stripper unit, a flare system and a wastewater treatment plant.


Located 30 kilometres west of Jubail in Saudi Arabia, the Fadhili gas plant development project will process 70.8 mcm (2.5 bcf) of sour gas per day from the Khursaniyah oilfield and the Hasbah non-associated gasfield when it is completed. The gas plant is scheduled to come on stream in 2019.

Saudi Aramco is going ahead with the $5 billion-6 billion project despite slumping oil prices and a slowed national economy, with the country’s foreign reserves reduced by $73 billion since oil prices began to fall.

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