Saudi Aramco awards Zuluf Facilities’ EPC contract to Japan’s JGC

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The oil giant, Saudi Aramco has awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to JGC Arabia, a Saudi-based subsidiary of Japanese global engineering company JGC Holdings Corporation, for the Zuluf AH Increment Central Processing Facilities.

Saudi Aramco is promoting the Zuluf Arab Heavy Development Program to meet growing global energy demand and is planning to increase production based on an additional 600 MBCD of Arab Heavy (AH) crude.

JGC has received the orders for the construction projects for the core onshore GOSP and Utility Facilities including Water Injection Facilities stated JGC Holdings Corporation Representative Director, Chairman and CEO Mr. Masayuki Sato in the presence of JGC Corporation Representative Director and President Mr. Farhan Mujib.

In winning this order, in addition to the relationship of trust with Saudi Aramco founded on JGC’s track record of successfully executing projects in Saudi Arabia, the project execution plan to simultaneously execute the two packages of onshore GOSP and Utility Facilities was highly evaluated.

Furthermore, the JGC Group will continue to win orders for projects planned by Saudi Aramco, realizing job creation and technology transfer to many Saudi Arabians, thereby contributing to the further development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Recently, Aramco signed an MoU with Thailand’s national oil company PTT in order to explore further collaboration, as it intends to expand its downstream presence in Asia. The MoU was aimed at strengthening cooperation across crude oil sourcing and the marketing of refining and petrochemical products and liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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