Engineering, Procurement and Construction of 103 KMs. 18″-dia. Gas Export Pipeline Badra – Zubaidah Project

Project Scope

EPC of 103 KM 18” dia. Gas Export Pipeline Badra – Zubaidah Project, Republic of IRAQ. (70bar pressure) including Tigris River Crossing (HDD Method), 4 Actuated Block Valve Stations, Bi-directional Launcher / Receiver Stations, Fiber Optic Communication System, SCADA and ESD System, Cathodic Protection System, Solar Power System, Testing, Commissioning & Start-Up.

Project Challenges

As per the Client’s request the overall design (FEED) has been optimized, so deletion of the some equipment and design changes were done considering the initial requirements for the project parameters.

  • The detailed design of more than 150 crossings, including the Tigris river crossing (1200 m length) by horizontal directional drilling method.
  • Timely delivery of material was a critical requirement to support construction, commissioning & startup schedule. Iraqi custom clearance requirements were communicated to all suppliers proactively and effective coordination was done to release the shipments from the customs and deliver all the material at site as per the project requirements.
  • Construction of GEP was done throughout the agricultural areas and farmlands. During construction Pipeline had to cross more than 400 irrigation channels, 12 hardtop roads, 2 major rivers.
  • Facilitate with GPNB & MdOC to coordinate construction works and methodology with local landowners to minimize negative effect on their farmlands and environment,
  • Scheduling of the works in order to avoid working in lowland areas during rainy seasons. 60% of the area crossed by the pipeline is not accessible during rainy season due to weather and water discharge from Iranian mountainous areas.
  • Timely & efficient interfaces with GPNB, MdOC, Samsung & Zubaidah Power Plant.


Met the Principal Owner and Clients’ Gas-in milestone in accordance with the contractual timeline.