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Aramco Awards $7.7B Contracts for Fadhili Gas Plant Growth

Saudi Arabia’s Aramco, one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals companies, has awarded engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts totalling $7.7 billion for the expansion of its Fadhili Gas Plant in the Eastern Province. This significant project aims to boost the plant’s processing capacity by up to 1.5 billion standard cubic feet per day (bscfd), taking it from 2.5 to 4 bscfd. 

The expansion of the Fadhili Gas Plant aligns with Aramco’s ambitious strategy to increase gas production by over 60% by 2030, compared to 2021 levels. Scheduled for completion by November 2027, this expansion project is anticipated to not only enhance gas processing capabilities but also add approximately 2,300 metric tons per day to sulphur production. 

The EPC contracts for the Fadhili Gas Plant increment project have been awarded to SAMSUNG Engineering Company, GS Engineering & Construction Corporation, and Nesma & Partners. 

Wail Al Jaafari, Aramco Executive Vice President of Technical Services, said: “The award of these contracts reflects Aramco’s goal to increase supplies of natural gas, help efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and free up more crude oil for value-added refining and export. Together with leading international companies, we are advancing our goal to increase gas production. The expansion also supports our ambitions to develop a lower-carbon hydrogen business, while associated liquids from gas are an important feedstock for the petrochemical industry.” 

Nabeel A. Al Mansour (pictured) is Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Aramco.