Aramco signs downstream pipeline agreement
The new pipeline will transport up to 2 billion standard cubic feet per day of sales gas.
Aramco and Al-Rashid Trading and Contracting Co. (RTCC) recently signed a contract to execute the downstream pipeline of the new Hawiyah ‘Unayzah Gas Reservoir Storage (HUGRS).
Under this contract, RTCC will install a new 56-inch sales gas cross-country pipeline, with a length of 160 kilometers between Hawiyah and the Booster Gas Compression Station-1. This pipeline will transport up to 2.0 billion standard cubic feet per day of sales gas that will be generated during the reproduction mode of the new HUGRS facilities. These facilities will be injected into the Master Gas System beginning in 2023, with the new pipeline traversing across three pipeline corridors.
It was emphasized that Saudization and In-Kingdom Total Value Add (iktva) are of paramount importance to support the local content. Therefore, RTCC confirmed their intent to embark in a partnership with local training centers to develop young Saudi talents to contribute to the success of this project and lead future projects. In addition, RTCC will maximize its procurement from local vendors/manufacturers who meet or hopefully exceed the required iktva target.
Aramco’s Project Management, together with RTCC, are committed to delivering a safe and quality project serving this unprecedented gas storage facility at Hawiyah.