OREANDA-NEWS. November 09, 2015. Avingtrans (AIM:AVG), which designs, manufactures and supplies critical components, modules and associated services to the aerospace, energy and medical sectors is pleased to announce that Maloney Metalcraft, part of Avingtrans plc's Energy and Medical Division, has secured a \\$2 million contract with JGC Gulf International Co. Ltd. to supply gas treatment packages.

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) - the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the world's top exporter of crude oil and natural gas liquids - is developing infrastructure for processing shale formation gas (unconventional gas) from the Jalamid field in the Al-Jouf and Northern Border Regions in the northwest part of Saudi Arabia. The first phase of this project (System "A") will involve gathering gas from the ST-53A area of these fields, routing it to an engineered surface facility location, then transporting it about 30 km via pipeline to a customer.

The contract with JGC Gulf International, which is contracted by Saudi Aramco, covers the initial four gas treatment separation & filtration packages in System A. System B of the Project will be EPC tendered in Q2 2016, requiring 4 times the number of packages as System A. As well as bidding for System B, Maloney Metalcraft also anticipates the opportunity to pursue additional gas processing equipment work.

Austen Adams, managing director of Avingtrans' Energy and Medical division, said: "The challenges faced by the oil and gas industries are well documented but this contract, our first shale gas project, demonstrates that new business opportunities are available for companies with the recognised experience and expertise necessary to design and build performance critical components.

"We are delighted to be supplying Saudi Aramco on this shale gas project and we look forward to working with them in the future."