Abu Dhabi: Saudi Aramco has awarded a multi-million dollar contract for its tie-in platforms and scraper decks project to the UAE's National Petroleum Construction Company.

The work includes fabrication, transportation and offshore installation of two tie-in platforms, including two bridges, pipe spools and other associated work, and three scraper decks, all in the Zuluf and Marjan fields, offshore Saudi Arabia. The work is expected to be completed by January 2009.

NPCC's business has grown aggressively in the past two years in line with the increase in the number of Abu Dhabi's and the region's oil projects.

Last week, NPCC won its biggest-ever contract in Qatar - a multi-billion dirham deal to increase the production capacity of the Al Shaheen field to 525,000 barrels per day of crude by 2009.

Last year, NPCC won two more contracts from Maersk Oil Qatar under the Block 5 development plan.