The Haradh Gas Plant, 280 kilometers southwest of Dhahran, went on stream in June 2003, six months ahead of schedule.

The plant, the second company gas plant built to process non-associated gas, was originally designed to process 1.6 billion standard cubic feet per day (scfd) of gas from wells in the South Ghawar area and produce 1.5 billion scfd of sales gas and 170,000 bpd of condensate.

Facilities at the plant, in addition to the four gas-processing trains that perform gas dehydration, dew-point control and sales-gas compression, include two gas sweetening and sulfur recovery trains, two condensate stabilizers and two sour-water strippers. The residence camp, with supporting facilities including a Boeing 737-qualified airstrip, can house 1,000 men.

Named Project of the Year for 2004 by the Project Management Institute, the plant came on-stream at a cost 25 percent under approved funds

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