Heavy Welding Line

Lay Down Area

Load-Out Area

Prefabrication Workshops

Assembly Area for Jacket/Decks

Painting/Blasting Workshops

Piping Fabrication Workshops

Welding School/Welding Academy

Desalinization Plant, Sewage Treatment Plant and Power Generation Area

About Us

Established in 2007, Saipem Taqa Al-Rushaid Fabricators Company Ltd (STAR) is a Limited Liability partnership between Taqa Al-Rushaid for Marine Works co. Ltd. which owns 60%, and Saipem international BV which owns 40%. The objective of the company is to fabricate offshore structures and components at King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam. This major initiative of fabricating platforms for the offshore oil and gas fields is the first of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
To be the leading offshore platforms fabricator in the Arabian Gulf region.

- To fabricate high quality offshore platforms.
- To transfer know-how and technology to Saudi Arabia.
- To create employment opportunities for Saudi Nationals.

STAR’s activities are the fabrication and load out of offshore facilities from a 400,000 square meter fabrication yard built in accordance to international standards. Yearly production capacity is 30,000 metric tons of offshore structures, which creates hundreds of direct employment opportunities and creates substantial opportunities for local trading. Further yard expansion plans adding another 130,525 square meters are underway.

  • Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment

    HSE management system is implemented throughout the company, through an HSE Department. Safety is considered the first priority within the company, and company policy requires that all employees receive a full HSE orientation prior to starting work. The company has completed over 24 million man-hours without LTI. STAR was awarded ISO 9001 in November 2009. and ISO 45000 in July 2019

  • Human Resources

    Contract agreements have been signed on with STAR & SPSP and ICT and HAJER Institute to trained Saudis to become Welders and Fitters, total existing External training is 413 Saudis, This training program is in collaboration and approval of the HRDF.


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