The EPC project of Saudi Aramco’s heavy oil pipeline is located in the desert uninhabited area in the west of Saudi Eastern Province and east of Riyadh Province. The main pipe diameter is 48 inches and the length of the line is 164 kilometers. The project owner is Saudi Arabian Oil Company.
The project has no third-party supervision, and the process control is jointly participated by the Saudi Aramco Project Management Team (SAPMT) and the Aramco Quality Supervision Department (SAPID). The project consists of the Saudi National Branch (CPP) of the International Business Department of China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Co., Ltd. and the owner after signing a contract with the fourth branch of the Pipeline Bureau of the First Division of the Management Bureau to form a joint EPC project department.
The Saudi heavy oil pipeline extends from the Zuema tank area to the upstream West-East Pumping Station. After completion, it will merge into the Saudi Aramco West-East Gas Pipeline Corridor. The project mainly includes the design, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning and operation of a land pipeline project with a diameter of 48 inches and a length of 164 kilometers.
The project construction includes 1 Zuema tank farm tee, 5 valve chambers, and fire connection. The first one, the jacking pipe crosses 6 highways, railways, etc., and the large excavation crosses more than 60 underground pipes and optical cables, as well as related supporting optical fiber cables, communication systems, and leak detection systems.
The project is an EPC general contracting project, contract The amount is about 100 million U.S. dollars. The project kicked off on November 4, 2017, with a construction period of 37 months.