Summary


Project Name : Onshore Gas-Gathering Facilities (Civil Works)
Location : Safaniya , Saudi Arabia
Client : Aramco
Construction Period : 19 Months


This was a complex multi-disciplinary project, involving over 6 million manhours (for all mechanical, civil and electrical work) during a very short construction period of 19 months. Peak manpower for all disciplines both direct and indirect reached 2,300 men, all of whom were accommodated and catered for, adjacent to the site, in MAC Construction's relocatable camp, with its own sewage treatment plant, medical facilities, entertainment centre, canteen, etc.

 

The project was designed to collect gas which was wastefully burning off into the atmosphere. On construction, the plant enabled the gas to be purified and then compressed in 16 large compressors, ranging from 17,000 to 21,000 hp. It was then piped to Jubail industrial city, some 150 kilometres to the south, where it was put to commercial use, thus achieving substantial economic and ecological gains.