The engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the Zuluf incremental facilities project in the Persian Gulf has been awarded. The contract was awarded by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) to JGC Arabia.
Saudi Aramco is a Saudi Arabian public petroleum and natural gas company based in Dhahran. JGC Arabia is a subsidiary of JGC Holdings Corporation, a global engineering company headquartered in Yokohama, Japan.
The project is located on a giant oil field in the Arabian Gulf which is approximately 240 kilometres north of Dhahran. It is worth US$ 500M and is the first to be offered as part of Aramco’s long-term agreement (LTA) grouping for onshore contracts.
Scope, features and expectations for Zuluf incremental facilities project in the Persian Gulf
The Zuluf incremental facilities project in the Persian Gulf will include the installation of a new condensate stripper column. It will also include the installation of a de-ethaniser (DER), propane refrigeration system, and dehydration system. The project will also involve brownfield work on natural gas liquids.
Overall the gas-oil separation plant facility will feature three primary processing units. The units are an NGL facility, a utility unit and an oil processing unit. The facility aims to be among the world’s largest oil processing as well as stabilization facilities. It has a projected capacity of 7 million barrels. It also aims to produce approximately 600,000 barrels of Arabian heavy crude in a day.