State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP) and the Iraqi Oil Ministry.
25 months. Project completed in January 1990.
Connecting the South Rumaila fields in Iraq to Yanbu facilities on the Red Sea.
Engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up of pipelines and facilities:
764 kilometres of 56” diameter and 17 kilometres of 48” oil pipeline. Stretching from PS3 near Khurais, in parallel to existing pipelines, to a new terminal south of Yanbu on the Red Sea.
New terminal including an onshore storage system, comprising ten storage tanks each of one million barrel capacity, and offshore loading facilities.
Six intermediate pumping stations to increase the IPSA I pipeline capacity from 0.5 to 1.6 million barrels per day. Each pumping station being equipped with 3 turbo-pumps driven by 3 GE turbines each of 22 MW, 2 turbo generators, 5 storage tanks, technical and administrative buildings, instrumentation and Data Control System.
Award of the IPSA II contract 3 years after the completion of the first Trans-Saudi Pipeline (IPSA1), consisting of 191 kilometres of 48” diameter crude oil pipeline.
Completion of the construction in a record of 648 days.
Impressive logistics organisation including camps and catering to satisfy 1,350 men at the peak in severe desert conditions with temperature ranging from 0° to 50°C.
Playing a major role in the achievement on time of a project of paramount importance despite the enormous difficulties encountered on this project, whether natural or man made.