Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem has won contracts worth approximately $800 million in total for engineering and construction in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and other countries, Pipeline Oil and Gas Magazine reported.

Saudi Aramco awarded Saipem a contract for procurement and construction in relation to the the South gas Compression Plant Pipelines project to develop the Haradh gas plant in the east of Saudi Arabia.

The work includes the construction of a system of various diameter pipelines, with a total length of over 700km, that includes includes flowlines, trunk lines and transmission lines. Saipem will also build the associated facilities for gas transportation within the plant.

In a separate contract awarded by ExxonMobil Iraq Limited, Saipem will undertake the debottlenecking of the West Qurna field as a part of the DS2 project. Debottlenecking is an optimisation process to increase the overall capacity of a plant. The 23 month contract will mainly be executed in the Rumahila fabrication yard, owned by Saipem.

Saipem was also awarded contracts in Mexico by Pemex, and others in Nigeria and Serbia.