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National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), a subsidiary of National Marine Dredging Company, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 400,000 sq m fabrication yard in Ras Al Khair port, located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia

NPCC hosts groundbreaking ceremony for a new fabrication yard in Ras Al Khair port 2NPCC hosts revolutionary ceremony for new fabrication yard. (image source: NPCC)

The ceremony was attended by senior representatives from NMDC Group, Saudi Aramco and Saudi Ports Authority Mawani. 

Ras Al Khair serves over 100 manufacturing projects and has an area of 23 sq km and 14 berths equipped with assets to handle general and bulk cargos.  

The new yard, which will house the fabrication of jackets and platforms, is a state-of-the-art facility that will include automated workshops and an advanced marine system. It will provide fabrication, maintenance, rigging and erection services, and will be operational between all three phases of construction.

The first phase will be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2023. The capacity of the fabrication yard is expected to reach 60,000 tons per year by the end of the final phase, scheduled for 2026. 

Eng. Yasser Zaghloul, the group chief executive officer at National Marine Dredging Group, said, “The new fabrication yard builds on our longstanding relationship, ongoing growth journey and expansion strategy in the Kingdom and complements our current projects in Saudi Arabia, which will add to our local competencies. We look forward to further broadening our level of collaboration with Saudi industry players and solidifying our position as the EPC major of choice for global NOCs.”

Eng. Ahmed Al Dhaheri, CEO of NPCC, said, “This new milestone lays the foundation for our next chapter of growth in Saudi Arabia. The new yard also signals our clients’ trust in NPCC’s capabilities and allows us to extend our expertise to new strategic infrastructure projects in the Kingdom, increase our regional market share, and reinforce our position as a trusted partner of choice across the EPC ecosystem.” 

Earlier in 2022, NPCC won two sizeable offshore contracts for the multi-billion Zuluf incremental project, a giant offshore oil field located in the Arabian Gulf. Back in 2019, NPCC was also awarded three contracts to deliver a wide range of services comprising detailed engineering, fabrication, manufacturing, procurement, and commissioning of multiple steel structures of various types. 

NPCC, a part of NMDC Group, is a world-class engineering, procurement and construction company that provides total EPC solutions to both the offshore and onshore oil & gas sectors. It provides engineering, procurement, project management, fabrication, installation and commissioning to project owners and operators. 

Since its inception in 1973, NPCC has seen expansion into the Arabian Gulf, South Asia and Southeast Asia, and has plans to expand its operations to Africa and Caspian region. 

NPCC has built strong relationships with leading operating companies (OPCOs), national oil companies (NOCs) and international oil companies (IOCs), and has a team of over 1,200 engineers, based in four engineering centers in Abu Dhabi - UAE, Mumbai and Hyderabad - India, and La Ciotat - France.