The Italian oil & gas industry contractor Saipem has recently unveiled that it has been awarded new onshore contracts in Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Serbia, and Iraq for a total worth of approximately USD 800 million. The Saudi Arabian oil company, Saudi Aramco, has reportedly awarded a contract to Saipem for the development of the Haradh gas plant. The project, located in the east of the country, comes under the Southern Area Energy Efficiency Program, cite sources. In Saudi Arabia, the scope of the work consists of the construction of transmission lines, trunklines, and flowlines, and a system of pipelines of various dimensions, with overall length of more than 700 Km. The company will also be looking at the facilities for gas transportation from several storage & distribution points inside the plant. Saipem’s further contract in Iraq has been awarded by ExxonMobil Iraq Limited for its DS6 project of the West Qurna field, in the Southeast of Iraq. The contractor is expected to debottleneck the field that will in turn increase the overall capacity, report sources familiar with the matter. The project work will be executed in Saipem’s Rumahila fabrication yard for a duration of 23 months. Meanwhile in Mexico, Saipem has been awarded by the national Mexican oil major PetrÃ³leos Mexicanos (Pemex), the E&C contract for two amine regeneration units and desulphurization units to be built at two of the its refineries. The scope of the work will encompass procurement, construction, & engineering of the â€˜Miguel Hidalgo’ refinery located alongside the recommencement of a hydrodesulfuriser of residues that are used in reduction of sulfur levels in products. Saipem has been further awarded with a FEED contract by Nigeria LNG Limited which involves the preparation of the EPC proposal the NLNG T7, while in Siberia the company contract entails engineering services & construction work for the transportation of gas to the country.