Abu Dhabi's National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) has been awarded four new contracts for offshore platforms and pipelines at Aramco's Al Safaniya, Zuluf and Berri oilfields.
“These EPC contracts for Al Safaniya, Zuluf and Berri oilfields include engineering, procurement, fabrication, load-out, transportation, installation, hook-up and pre-commissioning work of four offshore platforms (SSS Wellhead Decks) with the associated four subsea pipelines, three submarine cables and downstream tie-ins,” said Aqeel Madhi, CEO of NPCC.
The latest contracts will take NPCC 23 months to complete, according to Madhi.
NPCC CEO noted that this 3rd contract comes under the scope of the long-term agreement (LTA) between Saudi Aramco and NPCC, signed in October 2016, to help with offshore oil and gas producing platforms and related facilities in the Arabian Gulf.
Saudi Aramco has signed a six year agreement with NPCC and other contactors. Under the agreement, contractors will be responsible for delivering a number of offshore oil and gas producing platforms, tie-in platforms, pipelines, power cables, and all the related facilities, as required under the current Master Plan for Saudi Aramco's offshore fields.
Madhi added that NPCC will continue to pursue its strategy of increasing its market share of international oil and gas EPC market by exploring new growth opportunities.