US-based heavy industrial construction company Saulsbury has been awarded a contract to construct three cryogenic processing plants at Apache Corporation’s Diamond Plant in Texas.

Located in southern Reeves County, each plant will be designed with a capacity of 200 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD).

Saulsbury will be responsible for the construction of the processing facilities to include liquid stabilisation, slug catchers, gas treating, gas processing, and residue gas compression.

These facilities will feature industry-leading technology that allows for higher recovery of valuable propane, ethane, and heavier liquids which maximises natural gas liquids production.

Work will begin in early June 2018 with the first train expected in the first half of 2019 and the remaining two trains expected to wrap up in the third quarter of 2019.

“We are extremely excited to announce that Apache chose Saulsbury for this project,” said Bubba Saulsbury, EVP, Corporate Strategy. “As one of the largest acreage holders in the Permian Basin, Apache has established itself as a strategic leader and world-class producer and we are delighted to contribute to their significant growth in the Permian Basin.”

For Saulsbury, this award supports the company’s longstanding reputation as the premier oil and gas construction company in the Permian Basin. The company has contracted over 50 cryogenic processing facilities since 2006 and is well known in the industry for its successful project execution and world-class safety performance.

Saulsbury has been strategically preparing for this surge in oil and gas activity in the Permian Basin for several years through continued development of its personnel and recently surpassed 5,500 employees, which means they have the capacity to meet the demands of their current and future clients in these ever-changing market conditions.