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Saipem has won four new engineering and construction contracts, onshore in Saudi Arabia and offshore in Brazil, for a total amount of about $4 billion. 

The Italian EPIC contractor won three contracts from Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia for onshore engineering and construction activities.

Two EPC contracts for the Jazan Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle project are located near the city of Jizan, in southwestern Saudi Arabia.

The Package 1 contract comprises the gasification unit, the soot/ash removal unit, the acid gas removal and the hydrogen recovery units. The Package 2 contract includes six sulphur recovery unit (SRU) trains and relevant storage facilities.

The scopes of work of both packages include engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning, assistance to commissioning and performance tests of the concerned facilities.

The two packages are part of the current Saudi Aramco development of the largest gasifier-based power facility built in the world, adjacent to its new Jazan Refinery & Terminal project.

The power plant will be based on gasification technology and the primary feedstock will be the vacuum residue produced in the refinery as well as high sulfur fuel oil. The plant will serve the refinery power needs and export a large amount of power to the national grid.

The Jazan Refinery and Terminal Project itself will provide more than 1,000 direct jobs in addition to 4,000 indirect jobs.

Saudi Aramco has also awarded Saipem an EPC contract for the Loops 4 & 5 of the Shedgum-Yanbu’ Gas Pipeline, linking Shedgum to Yanbu’ .

The scope of work of this third contract includes detailed design, engineering, procurement, installation, commissioning and start up assistance for two pipelines, which will be completed in the second half of 2017.

In Brazil, Petrobras has awarded to Saipem an EPCI contract for the Lula Norte, Lula Sul and Lula Extremo Sul Project, to be developed in the Santos Basin Pre-Salt Region, approximately 300km off the coasts of the Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo States.