ST. LOUIS, Missouri – CRTS Inc. has won a $48.4-million contract from Snamprogetti Saudi Arabia Ltd. to robotically coat internal field joints on Saudi Aramco’s offshore pipelines from new wells at Hasbah and Arabiyah gas fields.
The two offshore fields northeast of Dhahran will add a combined 2.5 bcf/d of natural gas to Saudi Aramco’s existing capacity. The gas recovered from Hasbah and Arabiyah will be sent to Saudi Aramco’s onshore Wasit gas plant to be processed. The $6 billion plant will be its largest in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is expected to be operational in 2013.
CRTS and local partner, Diversified Lines for Petroleum Services, will provide robotic internal field joint coating for pipelines ranging in diameter from 10 in to 36 in. Mobilization for the project is expected to begin this month. Internal field joint coating activities are expected to begin in 2Q 2012 and take approximately 12 months to complete.