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Aramco Khuff gas wells project – corrosion inhibitor skids under fabrication at GSW

Aramco Khuff gas wells project – corrosion inhibitor skids under fabrication at GSW



GSW gets Aramco nod for skids

The company is moving into a phase of greater involvement in sophisticated production, which makes it one of the key operators of its kind in the kingdom

June 2015

Gulf Steel Works (GSW), a leading heavy steel fabricator and system integrator in Saudi Arabia, recently gained approval from Saudi Aramco for gas and oil modular skids, the company reported.


The fabricator, part of Pan Gulf Industrial Investments Company (PGII), announced it has added a division for weld overlay to cater to Aramco’s offshore projects.


“GSW provides superior weld overlay using advanced dual-torch hot-wire GTAW tri-pulse overlay system which is the next level in cladding technology compared to the traditional cable-based system to overlay all pipes, flanges and fittings of 2-inch and above,” said general manager Zafer Jeha.


The company, based in Jubail, also reported a substantial increase in the use of steel for fabricated structures, process equipment and tanks, the volume rising from 37,000 tonnes in 2013 to 48,500 tonnes in 2014, and says it will focus on power plants for greater business growth over the next three years.


Jeha said the company achieved 80 per cent booking for 2015-16.


About expansions, he said: “GSW is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and CNC machinery and we’re now expanding by adding pipe overlay CNC machines.”

Jeha: several ongoing contracts

Jeha: several ongoing contracts


GSW’s production facilities include one for structural steel with capacity of more than 4,500 tonnes per month. Products emerging from this plant are pipe racks, structures for equipment, buildings, boilers and stadiums; and miscellaneous steel.


Within the static equipment field, the company makes pressure vessels in CS, SS and Clade; heat exchangers, tanks in CS and SS; ducts and stacks. Piping products it fabricates include spools, scraper launchers and receivers.


GSW’s product range includes skids: dozing, liquid and gas custody metering with prover, surge relief, truck loading and gas and oil modular. The company provides weld overlay and various cladding combinations entailing various kinds of steel and alloys as well as having capabilities for shutdowns and maintenance. It undertakes repairs and maintenance of heat exchangers and air fin coolers, repairs of vessels with the ASME R stamp, repairs of tanks and tank modifications.


At its site fabrication division, GSW offers a variety of bulk storage solutions – fixed roofs, floating roofs and special atmospheric tanks.


The company purchases steel from mills in Bahrain, the UAE, Korea, Spain and Germany.


“We are an ISO 9001:2008 company having ASME U, U2, PP and S along with National Board R stamp capabilities. GSW is under process to be accredited with API 5LD,” said Jeha while discussing quality assurance at the company.

 

PROJECTS ONGOING


Jeha revealed that GSW is currently implementing a Saipem-Aramco JIGCC contract entailing 31,000 tonnes of structural steel and a contract of Hyundai-Heavy Industries for the Shuqaiq steam power plant (SEC) involving 11,200 tonnes of structural steel.


Other ongoing projects he listed were:
• Aramco Khuff Gas Wells Project: corrosion inhibitor skids, 70 in number
• Aramco Yanbu Marine Terminal: metering skids with prover, 2
• JGC Aramco Al Mujaiz Terminal: metering skid with prover, 3
• Royal Commission Jubail-Alkifah Contracting Company: 80 m dia, 8.5 m high tanks, 6

 

PROJECTS COMPLETED


Jeha also listed projects GSW completed in 2014 and Q1, 2015:
• GSW-Arasco feed mill – Dammam and Al Kharj: 4,800 tonnes of steel structure with 168 silos involving fabrication and erection
• Seonghwa Industrial Co-Ras Al Khair power and desalination plant Phase 1: 30,190 tonnes of structural steel
• Hyundai Heavy Industries-Jeddah South thermal power plant: 12,340 tonnes of structural steel
• CAT-Ma’aden: metering skid with prover (for Aramco)
• Dragados-Aramco Ras Tanura: metering skid with truck loading facility
• Aramco: chemical injection skids, 7 in number
• Luberef Yanbu: chrome heat exchangers with  213 T5 tubes, 1,800, and other supplies
With regards to overseas projects completed in 2014, the company supplied steel structures for NGNL Qatar and Oman; Bahrain Al Dur, Bahrain; Shuaiba in Kuwait and Al Basra Stadium, Iraq, through EPC contractors. GSW also fabricated 24 tanks for Habshan, Abu Dhabi in the UAE.




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