Prequalification has been launched by ADNOC Distribution for the first phase of the Abu Dhabi gas distribution network project. Invited companies have been given until 28 February to submit prequalifications for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operation and maintenance (O&M) works. The gas grid will initially cover Abu Dhabi island and the Mussafah industrial area, before being extended in later stages to other areas of the emirate (MEED 14:1:05).
ADNOC Distribution has invited companies to prequalify for one or more of the three works packages. They are:
Package 1, EPC of the steel pipe network and pressure reduction stations. The package will cover: installation of 25 kilometres of 24-inch-diameter steel pipeline in Abu Dhabi City and 28 kilometres of steel pipeline network, with diameters of six-18 inches, in the Mussafah industrial area; the construction of primary pressure reduction stations and secondary reduction stations; and the installation of service lines to two industrial users in the industrial area;
Package 2, EPC works for polyethylene (PE) pipe distribution network and customer meter installation. It covers the installation of 350 kilometres of PE pipe mains in Abu Dhabi City and Mussafah; the installation of about 2,500 customer meters; and the conversion of existing bottled gas networks to natural gas;
Package 3, O&M of the phase 1 network.
The UK's Hyder is the project manager on the phase 1 programme; Canada's Terasen International is the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contractor.