Saudi Aramco has named Saudi KAD, Dammam, the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning contractor for pipelines associated with its Master Gas Program Phase II expansion and Fadhili Gas Program (OGJ Online, July 20, 2016).
The contracts cover 1,118 km of pipeline spanning a distance of more than 1,000 km, with diameters as high as 56 in. In addition to pipeline construction, the work includes valve stations, metering systems, launcher and receiver stations, fiber optic cables, and road and rail crossings.
At completion of the project in 2018, capacity of the kingdom’s Master Gas System will be 12.5 bscfd, Saudi KAD said in a press statement.
Aramco has said overall supply of natural gas in Saudi Arabia will expand to 17 bscfd by 2020.