Saudi Aramco Review 2016

Moving on Fadhili

Saudi Aramco has signed several contracts to help it build the SR50 billion ($13.3 billion) Fadhili gas processing complex that will boost the kingdom’s overall gas production to meet soaring domestic requirements and support the development of new industries, the state oil giant says.

The Fadhili complex is a greenfield development located 30 km west of Jubail in the kingdom’s hydrocarbon-rich Eastern Province. The new gas plant will have capacity to process 2.5 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) of nonassociated gas, with 2 bcfd to be sourced from the Hasbah offshore field and 500 million cfd from the Khursaniyah onshore field. With an overall goal to double gas production over the coming decade, the project – one of the kingdom’s largest – is set to increase supplies of clean-burning natural gas and reduce dependence on crude oil for power generation, Aramco said in a statement.

Scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019, the Fadhili gas project will become a key component of the master gas system, which distributes the resource across the country. Aramco says it had signed four new contracts on the complex to India’s Larsen & Tubro for Fadhili’s offshore facilities; Saudi KAD for downstream works; utilities Saudi Electric Co and France’s Engie for combined heat and power (CHP) facilities; and Al-Subeae and Sons Investment Holding Co for the plant’s residential camp. In total, Aramco has awarded 10 contracts for construction of the complex.

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