JGC has won work from Saudi Aramco for the Zuluf central processing facilities.
Aramco awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work to JGC Group and JGC Arabia.
The Japanese contractor will work on the onshore gas oil separation plant and facilities, such as water injection. JGC said Aramco had evaluated highly its ability to carry out both the onshore GOSP work and utility facilities.
JGC did not disclose the value of the contract or when it would complete the work. Local reports have suggested the contract is worth $2-2.5 billion.
It did say it aimed to win more such orders from Aramco, highlighting local benefits such as job creation and technology transfer.
The Zuluf work aims to increase production by around 600,000 barrels per day of Arabian Heavy crude.
Aramco awarded a $2.2bn contract to the United Arab Emirates’ National Petroleum Construction Co. (NPCC) at the start of the year. NPCC won two packages on the Zuluf project. These were reported to be on the wellhead topsides.
Saudi is in the process of ramping up its production capacity, from 12 million bpd to 13mn bpd, by 2027.