In Saudi Arabia, the Italian oil and gas industry contractor was given a contract by Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) for procurement and construction in relation to the South Gas Compression Plant Pipelines project. The project is being undertaken for the development of the Haradh gas plant (HdGP), located in eastern Saudi Arabia.

Under its contract, Saipem will be responsible for the construction of a system of pipelines of different diameter, with an overall length of more than 700km.

The Italian company will construct flowlines, trunklines and transmission lines, and associated facilities for the transportation of gas from multiple points of storage and distribution within the Haradh gas plant.

In Iraq, Saipem won a contract from ExxonMobil Iraq for the DS6 project to carry out debottlenecking of the West Qurna oil field.

According to the company, debottlenecking involves optimization of a plant with an objective to ramp up its overall capacity.

The works to be taken up by the Italian contractor will have a duration of 23 months and will be primarily executed in the Rumahila fabrication yard owned by it.

In Mexico, Saipem through its subsidiary Saimexicana got a contract from Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) for works in the Miguel Hidalgo refinery in Tula de Hallende.

Saimexicana’s works under the contract include restarting a hydrodesulphurizer of residues which is required to decrease the levels of sulphur in products derived from oil refining.

In Nigeria, Saipem through its joint venture with Chiyoda and Daewoo was awarded a FEED contract from Nigeria LNG with respect to the expansion of the existing NLNG T7 LNG plant in Finima on Bonny Island.

The other contract won by the Italian oil and gas industry contractor is for providing engineering services and the acquisition of permits for construction work associated with laying of pipes for the transportation of the gas to Serbia.