The Hawiyah plant

The Hawiyah plant

Saudi Aramco - Hawiyah Gas Plant Expansion

Name of Client  : Saudi Aramco - Saudi Arabian Oil Company :

Budget : $1.2 billion

Facility Type  : Gas Processing

Sector : Gas

Status  : Construction

Location : Hawiyah

Feed : WorleyParsons

Main Contractor : Saipem


Raising gas production is key to Saudi Arabia’s plan to diversify its energy mix by cutting its use of crude oil and liquids for power generation. Hawiyah gas plant currently processes 2.5 billion scfd of gas. The HGP expansion project is meant to process an additional 1,260 mmscfd of raw sweet gas from the South Ghawar Region.

Project Status

May 2019 Cleveland Bridge Steel confirms fabrication, galvanization and delivery works of the project is progressing according to schedule.

Project Scope

The project scope involves the expansion of Hawiyah processing capacity by 1.3 billion standard cubic feet per day (scfd). The current gas processing capacity is 2.5 billion scfd. Haradh and Hawiyah are part of Aramco’s Southern Area Energy Efficiency Program, and the program includes the development of 9 gas compression plants & associated infrastructure to improve the reservoir recovery rate and extend the production plateau of both gas fields by reducing the wellhead pressure.

Once completed, the contractors will have installed a 2,900 km of pipelines, which include construction & modification of multiple associated facilities.

Project Finance

Saudi Aramco is the Project Client.

Project Schedule

Feasibility Study Q1-2014

Feed Q3-2015

EPC ITB Q1-2017

Engineering & Procurement Q4-2017

Construction Q1-2018

Completion Q2-2021

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