Aramco awards NPCC long-term offshore agreement

Offshore staff

DAMMAM, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Aramco’s Offshore Projects Department has awarded a fifth long-term agreement (LTA) to National Petroleum Construction Co. (NPCC) of Abu Dhabi.

In June 2015, Aramco awarded the previous four LTAs to various other engineering, procurement, fabrication, and offshore installation contractors.

Under the agreements, contractors have the responsibility to deliver a large number of offshore oil and gas producing platforms, tie-in platforms, pipelines, power cables, and all related facilities that Aramco requires under its current Master Plan for fields offshore Saudi Arabia.

The LTAs run for six years with options to extend up to 12 years.

Ahmad Al Saadi, senior vice president of Saudi Aramco’s Technical Services, said: “This fifth strategic LTA is needed for the successful execution of the complex and extensive offshore projects to be completed in the offshore oil and gas fields…all within an aggressive schedule.”

He also stresses the importance of local procurement, working with local companies and contractors, and employing Saudis as stipulated in Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add program.

NPCC, established in 1973, provides EPC services for offshore projects, providing engineering, procurement, project management, fabrication, installation and commissioning.


Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Making DDoS Mitigation Part of Your Incident Response Plan: Critical Steps and Best Practices

Like a new virulent strain of flu, the impact of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is...

The Multi-Tax Challenge of Managing Excise Tax and Sales Tax

To be able to accurately calculate multiple tax types, companies must be prepared to continually ...

Operational Analytics in the Power Industry

Cloud computing, smart grids, and other technologies are changing transmission and distribution. ...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...