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 stressed 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.