Maloney Metalcraft wins US$2mn Saudi Aramco contract

Saudi Aramco Eagleamn Wikimedia CommonsMaloney Metalcraft has secured a US$2mn contract with JGC Gulf International Co. Ltd. to supply gas treatment packages to the Saudi Aramco

The Saudi Arabian state-owned oil and gas company is developing its infrastructure to process shale formation gas at its Jalamid field in the Al-louf and Northern Border Regions in the north-west of the country. The contract covers the design, manufacture and supply of four gas treatment packages for the programme’s initial phase, which has been named ‘System A’.

Maloney Metalcraft is a part of UK-based Avingtrans plc’s energy and medical division.

Austen Adams, managing director of the division, said, “The challenges faced by oil and gas industries are well documented but this contract demonstrates that new business opportunities are available for companies with the recognised expertise and experience to design and build performance-critical components.”

Each of the four gas treatment packages will comprise a selection of pressure vessels, piping and instrumentation, all assembled on a structural skid. The packages will remove bulk water and particulates from the shale gas that is extracted from the site.

“The design work, project management and procurement will be undertaken by our specialist team in Aldridge, West Midlands while the manufacturing part of the project will be carried out nearer the final construction site, at one of our approved fabrication shops in the United Arab Emirates,” explained Austen. The contract is the first for the UK-based company in the shale gas sector.

System A is the first phase of the Saudi Aramco’s development programme for the Jalamid field site. System B is due for tender in 2016 and will require four times the number of packages as System A.

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