Punj Lloyd wins offshore project deal in Saudi Arabia

offshore2-punjThe project is expected to be commissioned in September 2014. (Image source: Icethorn/Wikimedia Commons)Punj Lloyd Group has announced it has received an offshore project in Al-Khafji, Saudi Arabia, marking its entry into the Middle East market

The US$57.75mn project entailed detail design, engineering, procurement, testing, transportation and construction/installation of a new crude transmission line, a 40km submarine rigid pipeline, mechanical completion, pre-commissioning, commissioning/start up and performance testing.

P.K. Gupta, director at Punj Lloyd, said, "The Middle East has a huge potential in the offshore space and this project marks our entry into this market.

"With our extensive expertise of offshore pipelines and platforms, self owned technologically advanced barges, we are committed to delivering this project to our client's satisfaction."

The project is expected to be commissioned in September 2014.

Al-Khafji Joint Operations (KJO) is a joint operation of two national companies — Aramco Gulf Operations Company Limited (AGOC) and Kuwait Gulf Oil Company (KGOC) — for oil and gas exploration development and production in the offshore area of the partitioned neutral zone between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

The scope also included modification work at Ratawi Gathering Station, scraper launcher, tie-ins with existing facilities including utilities, valves and piping, riser and riser clamps, deck extension for installation of new facilities and onshore section at Al-Khaji.

The purpose of this project would be to install a new crude transmission line as replacement for the existing transmission line.

Besides ensuring safe operation, the new transmission line will be designed for intelligent pigging for the purpose of monitoring the pipeline's internal condition and provided with suitable valving arrangement that will meet international standards and ensure safety and adequate protection of the pipeline and associated facilities while in operation.

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