SNC-Lavalin bags 5-year engineering agreement in Saudi Arabia

Canadian engineering and construction group SNC-Lavalin has signed a five-year framework agreement to provide international general engineering services to Al Khafji Joint Operations (KJO) in Saudi Arabia.

SNC-Lavalin offices in Toronto; Source: Wiki Commons; Author: Sujit Sivanand (Under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.)

KJO is a joint operations company comprised of Aramco Gulf Operations Company Limited and Kuwait Gulf Oil Company.

It is responsible for oil and gas exploration, development and production in the offshore area close to the Saudi-Kuwait border, including the Khafji and Hout oil fields which have been in production since the 1960s.

SNC-Lavalin said on Monday that the new framework agreement builds upon an existing five-year framework contract for In-Kingdom General Engineering Studies signed in February 2018, and will see SNC-Lavalin provide a range of engineering services to assist KJO with engineering for major projects, including new offshore platforms, jackets and subsea pipelines as well as upgrades to existing offshore platforms and jackets, onshore crude and gas handling facilities, gas pipeline networks, utilities, waste water treatment facilities, and instrumentation systems.

SNC-Lavalin’s teams based in Houston, Texas and Al Khobar in Saudi Arabia will carry out the work, supported by SNC-Lavalin’s global centers of excellence in London, Calgary and Mumbai.

“It’s a testament to the strong working relationship between KJO and our team, built up over almost a decade working together, that we’re able to secure another important framework agreement with KJO,” said Christian Brown, President, Oil & Gas, SNC-Lavalin.