15/01/2020 – News / Oil & Gas / Pipeline / Marjan / Saudi Arabia / GPC / Aramco
Global Pipe Company wins major order for Marjan Project
Global Pipe Company (GPC), Saudi Arabia’s leading LSAW pipe manufacturer, has received a major purchase order from EPCI company McDermott for the supply of approximately 200km of pipe material – destined for the Kingdom’s mighty Marjan offshore oilfield development.
The heavy-duty steel pipes will be supplied for Saudi Aramco’s Marjan Increment Development Project – Package 4, which US contractor McDermott was awarded back in July 2019.
Manufactured out of GPC’s recently expanded Jubail facility in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the new contract will encompass the production of about 101,000MT of steel pipes for sour service application – in diameters ranging from 24” to 36” and wall thicknesses from 20.61mm to 38.1mm.
“We are very proud to provide locally manufactured pipes for this prestigious national offshore project,” reported Mr Ahmed Hamad Al-Khonaini, GPC’s Shareholder and Managing Director, whose company has just completed a SAR 150 million (US$40m) upgrade at its Jubail facility. With a major second line now in place, GPC has effectively doubled its plant’s nominal capacity to 400,00MT and can work on two projects simultaneously.
Going forward, Global Pipe Company – Saudi Aramco’s leading approved LSAW pipe material manufacturer – has said that it remains committed to supporting nationally strategic development projects, and will continue to play its part in advancing the Kingdom’s prospects.
The ultimate aim of Aramco’s on-going Marjan development is to significantly boost output from the major offshore oilfield – from 500,000 up to 800,000 barrels of oil per day.