Saudi Aramco says that it plans to build the largest gas plant in Saudi Arabia, where gas shortages and rising demand from utilities and industries are causing concern.
Saudi Aramco's chief executive Khalid al-Falih old Reuters that the proposed plant would process more than 1.8 billion cubic feet of gas a day.
The Wasit gas project, being developed at Moneefa, will involve gas processing units, one tie-in platform, two offshore gas platforms, subsea power, communication links and pipelines.
SNC-Lavalin of Canada has been appointed to provide render engineering, design and project management services.
Saudi Arabia, which has an annual gas demand growth of 7%, is experiencing high energy consumption as high oil export revenues have resulted in an economic boom.