Abu Dhabi prepares to tender oil products pipeline

13 March 2017

Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company shortlists companies to bid on major infrastructure contract

Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer) has shortlisted at least ten companies for a forthcoming tender for a contract to expand its Inter-Refinery Pipelines development, according to sources familiar with the project.

The project includes building oil product pipelines linking Abu Dhabi city’s industrial hub Mussafah with Khalifa Port, located on the Gulf coast in the Taweelah area between the cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Companies were invited to submit prequalification documents for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work in June and Takreer has now shortlisted groups for a tender expected to be floated in the coming month.

The front-end engineering and design (feed) study for the scheme was awarded to UK-based Amec Foster Wheeler.

The scope of works includes: liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) transport from Mussafah to Khalifa Port; a multi-product terminal at Khalifa Port; a pipe corridor at Khalifa Port; and associated facilities.

The second phase of the Inter-Refinery Pipelines development included pipelines linking the Asab oil field with the Ruwais refinery and nearby airport for the supply of jet fuel, and was completed in 2014. GS Engineering & Construction was awarded a $623m EPC package on the project, with South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction picking up a $271m deal.

The initial Inter-Refinery Pipelines scheme was completed in 2007 and linked Ruwais with the refinery in Abu Dhabi city.

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